Designer(s): Katty Xiomara Santos, Portugal
Category: Pret-a-Porter, Professional
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THE WINTER COLLECTION WAS BASED IN THE PORTUGUESE TILE; TO CELEBRATE THE HERITAGE, THE REMINISCENCE OF PREVIOUS WORK IS PROJECTING IN THIS SUMMER COLLECTION.
BESIDE THE TRADITIONAL ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION, IT HAS CREATED A NEW TWIST WITH SMALL COLORED TILES MOTIVATING SMALL DISPLAYS OF COLOR AND SHAPE ALSO HAVE BEEN CREATED A NEW DESIGN AND ABSTRACT PATTERN WHERE THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS, APPLYING A BIT OF GESTALT PHILOSOPHY, LETTING THE PERCEPTION OF ALL DETAILED DRAWINGS CONTAINED WITHIN THEM IS ABSORBED BY THE NOTION OF THE GLOBAL. THE IDEA IS ENHANCED BY A STRONG NOTION OF SYMMETRY AND GEOMETRY. GROUPS OF SOLID COLOR AND STANDARDIZED CONSTRUCT PIECES LIKE A FUNCTIONAL JIGSAW PUZZLE, REFLECTING SOME ARTISTIC IDEALS BASED ON THE BAUHAUS SCHOOL WHERE THE CREATIVE SPIRIT IS INSTILLED TO BUILD NEW ON THE BASIS ALREADY ACQUIRED BY HUMANITY, WITH NAMES LIKE; KANDINSKY, KLEE AND LE CORBUSIER TO SERVE AS INSPIRATION TO THE CONCEPT THAT HAS AN ARCHITECTURAL BASE. THERE IS SOME FLUIDITY BUT GENERALLY IT SHOWS A CLEAN WAY AND STRUCTURED. THE RESULT OF THE COMPOSITION OF THESE CONCEPTS IN ONE IS AS CLEAN AS COLORFUL, AS SOLID AS DESTRUCTURED, SO SWEET AND LIGHT AS STRONG AND WARM.
About the Designer/Company
Katty Xiomara fills up the Portuguese Fashion Week calendar since 1998. Her professional maturity led her to conduct business with new challenges. She also has interventions in different areas such as Theater, TV/Media, Music, Dance, Graphic Art and Children's clothing, and events where she’s invited or to reinvent new ideas with her distinct and personal style.
Although in 1999 she established the brand where she participated with the Collection Winter 99/2000, on the exhibition - La Mode Portugaise Révélation - at Printemps in Paris, her brand Katty Xiomara was only registered in 2000. In that same year she designed the costumes for Dante Alighieri's "Devine Comedy" adaptation by Jean Paul Bucchieri choreography at the Centro Cutural de Belém in Lisbon.