The essence of the unconventional work of Alexandra Moura has been evolving over 12 years, while she has been in the business, playing around the concept of contrast and polar opposites.
In her collections it is possible to identify the confrontation of “I” and the “other”, light and shadow as well as sharp and soft in the form. The sculptural aesthetic is always present in her work, giving an extension or modification to the body form and creating interesting silhouettes.
Alexandra Moura works with a palette predominately composed of the pale, neutral tones. Black and white blocks of colour, together with bright yellows, the depth of greens and blues and the intensity of the red, create a contrast to her softer pieces, showing again, the polarity that Moura continues to experiment with.
Far from restricting herself to the World of fashion, Alexandra Moura does not follow trends when approaching her work. Her versatility, skills and uniqueness transcend the concept of time, producing garments that incorporate both futuristic and timeless concepts.
The return to the ancient cultures and aesthetics. A cult of the individual, passing through the original roots and reaching the tribalism.
The strong cultural or ethnic identities of different “primitive” tribes, join in a collection that is an ode to the beauty and to the unification of some nations.
The inspiration came from pristine environments and people and culminated in a state of “trance” of colours, patterns and eccentric shapes.
The cold environments from Siberia or from the deserts and the nomadic culture of some tribes were the basis for creating the three pillars of this collection: protection, warming and beautification.
Overlapping layers, excesses and volumes bring a new silhouette and a visual impact that reveals comfort and protection.
Strips give a new interpretation and function – adjust.
A sensory explosion for the eyes and for the touch, through textures and details.
DETAILS: “Cutted” circular shapes resemble the tribal art of body painting.
Heavy fabrics, warm and protect from the Gobi Desert and Siberian winds.
Covers and strips give cosiness and comfort.
The colours and applications glorify the “primitive” days, the sacred and festive rituals.
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