Fashion Awards Honour the Best Portuguese Professionals
For the third year, the Tivoli Theatre in Lisbon was decked out to host the Fashion Awards. Organised by Fashion TV and the Lisbon Municipal Council, this initiative rewarded the professionals of ´Made in Portugal´.
Luís Onofre won the ´Best Accessories´ Design category, and Luís Buchinho was honoured with the ´Best Designer´ award. Estelita Mendonça won the ´Best New Talent´ category.
In the ´Best Model´ categories, the winners were Sara Sampaio (Female), who had already won in 2011, Gonçalo Teixeira (Male) and Francisca Perez (New Face).
In the ´Best Press´ categories, the awards went to Joana Amaral Cardoso, from daily newspaper Público (Print), and to Vogue Portugal´s website, vogue.pt (Online).
The rest of the winners were: H&M (´Best International Brand´), Pedro Ferreira (´Best Photographer´), Paulo Macedo (´Best Editorial Producer´), Nana Benjamin (´Best Make-up´), Helena Vaz Pereira (´Best Hairstylist), who had already won last year, and Nuno Gama (´Best Designer Shop´).
Designer Ana Salazar received the Fashion TV Special Prize. According to the organization, "this is a tribute to the creator who, through talent and daring, put Portugal in the world of fashion." Ana Salazar celebrated her 40th anniversary of activity in the fashion industry, this year, and her 30th as a designer. In 1978, she established her eponymous brand, sold both in Portugal and abroad. In 1985, she opened a shop/showroom in Paris, France. Since the late 1980s, she started presenting her collections in Lisbon, Paris, Milan and New York. In 1991, Ana Salazar was one of the designers who participated in the inaugural edition of ModaLisboa, held at São Luiz Municipal Theatre. In 1997, in recognition for her services in the advancement of Portuguese fashion, she was awarded the Order of Prince Henry by then-President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio.