David Ferreira

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university of westminster, harrow
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Collection – AW 2017 - THE FREAKBALL

David Ferreira’s AW17 collection is inspired by the strikingly unusual and unique. Research began at the circus and its origins, but it was in sideshows and freak shows that he plunged head first into his AW17 collection.
Even though the foundation of the David Ferreira autumn winter collection lays in the film Freaks (1932), the book Freak Show by Roben Bogdan, The Victorian Freak Show and the work of photographer, Joel-Peter Witkin, the collection isn’t a literal inspiration of human deformities and biological rarities, instead it is a celebration of the beauty of singularity, of individuality and of rarity.
Uniqueness is the true meaning of luxury. There is nothing more exclusive than the singular and Ferreira’s pieces play with the shape of the woman’s silhouette, creating a visual poetry that blurs the lines between thing and person, portraying the feeling of holding uniqueness in the highest regards.
The ‘The Freakball’ collection is a celebration of individuality, of not fitting into society’s stereotype of ‘normal’. This collection plays with volumes created by ruffles, godês, gatherings, pattern cutting and straightened Mongolian lamb.
The colour palette sees midnight blue, baby blue, chartreuse yellow, turquoise and pinks from chock to pale on silk double duchesses satins, silk satins, silk crepe satins, Mongolian lamb, tulle and woven metal fabric.

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Founded by David Ferreira, the singular Lisbon-based brand immediately won enormous demand and became distinguished outside the capital city. David enjoys boundless creations, each idea is carried out and explored to appeal to the taste of uncommon women, who trust their own style and are particularly fond of clothes that work as an extention of themselves, linking the fine line between fashion and art. David Ferreira celebrates the unparalleled beauty, the individuality of each human being, emphasising the fact that uniqueness represents luxury’s true meaning. David Ferreira’s pieces play with the shape of the woman’s silhouette, creating a visual poetry that blurs the lines between elegance and grotesque. He worked for designers such as Iris Van Herpen, Meadham Kirchhoff and Giles Deacon which shaped his culture, skills and techniques in order to unfurl brand new silhouettes embodying a modern vision of the Couture concept. Defining uniqueness as the true meaning of luxury, Ferreira portraits the feeling of holding uniqueness in the highest regards. Since David’s graduation his creativity has been celebrated and awarded: VFiles MAde Fashion New York City, Fashion Scout Merit Award London and Les Etoiles Mercedes-Benz Paris. David Ferreira go above creating admirable designs: it’s the unique experience the brand provides that set David apart. The ability of providing emotions creates a memory for life in our customers. It’s the rarity in David Ferreira signature that makes it an unique experience. David does not look for ordinariness, instead he searches for ideas that make women have a more affirmative stance in society, without being afraid of shocking and, above all, those who have the will to stand out among the masses. His clothes are a statement of strengh and technical ability.