My name is Daniela Barros, I´m Portuguese and I live in Oporto, Portugal. I attended the Oporto Fashion School where I specialized in fashion design.
2. Tell us a little bit about the concept behind your collection.
My collection was build based on the way of construction. Each piece has geometry and symmetry elements and is build as a sculpture.
I look at my work as art.
The inspiration for this collection is a segment of the search. It is a continuation of the past collection but with more work on geometry and with more intensive search for a new way to build a piece.
4. What does the name “AKKADIAN” say about your collection?
AKKADIAN is a mythological goddess and is the main inspiration for this collection. She has a bipolar character which is transmitted through ambiguous silhouettes, and which serves as the collection’s aura. A severe rigid and austere figure is opposed by a feminine and fluid touch. The idea of a divine, earthly and edgy mix, sullen opposed to light transmitted by colors and the hats which allude to bird’s heads are the main themes because it is a symbol of AKKADIAN.
5. How is this collection different than the ones you have done before?
This collection is a grown up collection. It is a segment of my work but more worked out in the structure and in the modeling process.
6. How did you find out about FCM 2012?
I met Nawie and Branko at Paris during [C-KULT] and they told me about this project.
7. How do you personally define “fashion clash” or “a clash with fashion” for yourself?
For me a fashion clash is a parallel of ideas and projects. In all of my collections I suffer a fashion clash during my creative process which is needed and which is what made me grow as a designer.
Pictures by Carlos Teixeira