Carla Pontes portrait by Sofia Soares
As a designer, Carla Pontes is a tenacious explorer of the formal clearance and the contemporary simplicity, and that’s why minimalism and the care of fabrics are so important to her. Whilst contemplating each piece as a study of design object, she enters into the 3 dimensions of it to find the perfect shapes. She believes that the ‘essential’ is in the body itself, exalted and celebrated, and the unnecessary details are left out of her creations.
Her recently launched ORBIT collection is an invitation to gaze upon Earth from above; as if we’re spinning around the planet, paying attention to details, forms and textures of the globe as a body, with it’s beautiful and dark specificities.
Runway photos courtesy of Portugal Fashion
With a Product Design (ESAD Matosinhos + Politecnico di Milano) and Fashion Design background (CITEX/MODATEX Porto), the young Portuguese designer debuted at BLOOM / Portugal Fashion in 2012 and Matadero de Madrid, at the Young Designers Fashion Show.
Carla has also presented her creations, during London’s Fashion Week (2014 and 2015), as part of the Portuguese designers’ group in the International Fashion Showcase. With the ORBIT collection, she has participated in the European Young Designers Contest and won first prize in the Portuguese designers category.
Since 2012, she has been a regular presence in BLOOM / Portugal Fashion and has been gaining more international exposure at fairs and showrooms in London, Paris, Copenhagen and Shanghai.
directed by: Miguel C. Tavares
photography: Rui Manuel Vieira
music: José Alberto Gomes
cast: Mar’yana Kovalchuk
creativity direction and production: Carla Pontes | João Pontes
Filmed @ scar-id store
backstage photo at FOB: Gonçalo M. Catarino