Distinguished by its exclusive fabrics research and experimental volumes, the SAYMYNAME silhouette is urban, deconstructed and avant- garde. She is streetwise and ladylike, boyish and feminine at the same time. Resulting in confortable designs that straddle between femininity and a serious intricacy of detail.
SAYMYNAME it’s an exquisite balancing of contradictions, such as the conflicting innovative materials, interpretation of classic elements into casual styles, and the elegant presentation of sportswear elements.
As her style developed, so did her collection, taking care of the contemporary garments, high standards of production ensuring and enhancing Portuguese know how, Looking for new aesthetics with a genuine contemporary timeless inspiration.
She uses fashion, as a form of personal expression and freedom; clothes are treasured with a strong point of view.
Catarina Sequeira, fashion designer graduated from Gudi Fashion School, created the Portuguese brand.
She began her career as creative assistant and production manager for the French brands Lady Soul and Homecore then she joined for 10 years the Portuguese designer Luis Buchinho as his creative assistant, production and distribution manager.
Armed with this expertise, SAYMYNAME was launched in 2007 with seasonal collections for the global market. In 2011 she started an Asian and Middle East representation through a showroom and a press office Company.
Today, SAYMYNAME creations are sold in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and are oftenly published in Asian medias.
Also in 2011, Catarina Sequeira participated for the first time at the Lisbon Fashion week (Moda Lisboa 37o edition) with her spring/summer 2012 fashion show, and since then has participated on every edition.
In 2014 she took part in AIFS -Luanda fashion show with her spring/summer 2015 collection.
Along with her company, Catarina Sequeira is also a design teacher at Gudi fashion school in Porto.
In 2015 she won the Mediterranean fashion prize award.
SS16: REINCARNATION OF GENDER THROUGH ART
The term Gender, asserting itself as a social and cultural construction of the defining attributes of men and women emerging as a fundamental category of analysis in a relational perspective.
The Arts have been exploring this category in very different ways to interrogate and expose cultural patterns of sexual difference, but also themes that address multiculturalism among other themes of identity incidence.
Kimiko Yoshida, Japanese painter and photographer, amplify women trough her art, a feminist stance of protest against contemporary clichés of seduction, against voluntary servitude of women, stereotypes of “gender” and determinism of heredity. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian book author: We should all be Feminist says, “The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are “.
Esta colecção não é literal nas suas referências; a mudança mística foi sugerida principalmente pela liberdade feminina através de diferentes tipos de artes. Assim como Sascha Braunig artista surrealista canadense, sua coleção nos mostra algumas formas abstratas que forçam o espectador a considerar a figura em vez de padrão estranho.
This collection isn’t particularly literal with her references; the mystical turn was mainly suggested by female freedom thru different kind of arts. Just like Sascha Braunig Canadian surrealist artist, his collection shows us some abstract shapes that force the viewer to consider the figure in lieu of uncanny pattern.
It is a high-functioning but also unpredictable with artful surprises: hemmed stripes creates a organic 3D shapes, the painterly styles, shorts and skirts punctuated by ruffles.
Some minimal styles revolves around the concept of “forget about likeability”, putting an unexpected spin into small details. “It feels that care as gone into something”.
Bearing that woman keenly in mind is the source of this high function collection, which is rather sexy too, with all the strapless cocktail dress and tops stripes following the cuts translating the drama of shadow.
Knitted silk, nylon, cotton with metallic print, painterly nappa, Changeant,seersucker viscose, printed muslin.
Black, white, blue indigo, metallic blue, coral, mustard.