20’S EUPHORIA — From a century to another, the state of euphoria seems to reflourish. Passing through the glitter, the beads, the sequins, the embroidered laces and the exposed bodies, we revive the crazy 20’s in a cry of freedom, emancipation and joy of living where women and their bodies were totally free and independent. Euphoria brings the self confidence that is so representative of the Gonçalo Peixoto women.

MODALISBOA METAPHYSICAL arrives to Factory Lisbon for the 58th Lisbon Fashion week edition at Hub Criativo do Beato. This beginning of a new phase is an in-person event with a growing digital component – it is meta and it is physical – in constant experimentation, that crosses the geographies of Fashion, Technology, Innovation and Art in a path where multidisciplinary practices meet and new possibilities of permanence are tested. The problems at hand may be complex, but ModaLisboa will be – will have to be – a privileged laboratory for the sensitivity and the awe of creation.

The prefix META means, in its genesis, “beyond”, and both Fashion and Society are moving beyond the physical plan. And we don’t just talk in concrete terms, of code and programming, but in terms of intangibility, empathy and humanism. Less product, more purpose. Perhaps the ideological pillars of this Metaverse, now under construction, can be the mirror we need for today as they manage to project their light on the present: democracy, decentralization of power, freedom of identity, the true connection between people, places and things, without borders.