Trained both in womenswear, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida subscribe to the Helmut Lang school of thought, where ‘fashion is about attitude not hemlines’. While their aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness, the pair’s technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece.
They launched MARQUES’ALMEIDA in April 2011 and showed for their first 2 seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s platform – Fashion East. In 2014 they were awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council / Topshop, showing for 5 seasons as a part of NEWGEN. In May 2015 MARQUES’ALMEIDA were awarded the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.