Marques Almeida

Attitude is paramount for Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, the Portuguese-born and London-based team behind their namesake brand of ready-to-wear. After previous experience at Central Saint Martins and Vivienne Westwood, the pair launched Marques’Almeida in 2011 with a collection of reworked frayed denim that has since become a signature. Their skill at merging refined design elements with an underground energy won them 2015’s LVMH Prize for Young Designers, and their collections continually achieve a seamless fusion of luxury and grit. For their foray into menswear, Marques Almeida maintain fidelity to their signature style: alternative cuts and fabric pairings, rendering quintessential classics like raw-edged denim in dramatic yet simple silhouettes.