The new normal came with many perplexities but for every uncertainty, there was hope; for every fear, there was faith; and for every doubt, there was love. The complex and challenging period became the setting by which love would be magnified. Witnessing the effects of an evolving world yet holding on to one’s own roots and memories of places and people dear to the heart, indeed prove that love is the feeling that prevails amidst changes.
Ricardo Preto presents UNTOLD SS21, a collection that dives into the nostalgia of love for the homeland and for times of yore, which altogether revive happy memories. It awakens the subtlety and unveiling of women through reinvigorating materials and beloved techniques (patchworks, prints, deconstructed tailoring, pajama looks, and kaftans). It involves a twist on the old, adapting shapes and textures to reveal a feminine contemporary look.
The collection features asymmetrical and fluid shapes combined with structured and oversized silhouettes. The color palette includes combinations of vivid and subtle hues: deep blue and green, brick red and tea rose, are matched with neutral tones of beige biscotto and gesso, white and black. The materials used are organic cottons, poplin, silks, knitwear, crepe, tailoring fabrics, and technical fabrics.
UNTOLD SS21 was unveiled on top of a hill overlooking Lisbon during the prestigious ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week.
Designer Ricardo Preto, who is also the Creative Director for Rustan’s Commercial Corporation, is known for representing the most refined qualities of women by offering functional clothes with a particular focus on materials and subtle tailoring. This goes hand-in-hand with the Ricardo Preto style characterized by its timeless collection of strong basics and elegant, modern lines.