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JOÃO SOUSA > BELLAMIRA

Sometimes it´s hard to tell someone how much we like them, much more difficult if the person is a relative. This collection is a tribute to my grandmother Belmira, the name "Bellamira” analogy is Bella (because I was raised with her and we always play fantasy and all of that imaginary things) and Mira (the name that I call her). It’s a collection that represents all of her struggles in life, the breast cancer and the loss of her left breast, and both legs because of the diabetes. The fabric manipulation and the asymmetries symbolize theobstacles that rise when no one is expecting. The choice of the fabrics was based on the choices that my grandmother pick to the Sunday church moment and to do the garments to my mom. The sparkle and the design was inspired in her pomposity and vanity. This collection presents a fight between the light and the dark, with the mote "after rain there´s always sun” that reveals that if we believe all the struggles can be beaten and life can shine again.