July 24, 2024

Fashion Design

Fashion Designs that Enlighten the Soul

Somerset’s Lianne Almeida designs featured in Vogue Portugal magazine

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SOMERSET – Emerging fashion designer Lianne Almeida has been sketching her dreams since age five, while watching her vóvó (grandma) making clothes for the whole family, but it was only last year that she took the leap and made her creations a reality.

With just four designs in her portfolio, she immediately sparked interest in the fashion industry on both sides of the Atlantic after landing an editorial in Vogue Portugal and her gowns were featured in three different issues.

“Having my first editorial featured in Vogue is an honor beyond words,” said Almeida, who now divides her time between New York and her hometown of Somerset, Mass. “It’s not just about the international recognition; it’s a platform for stories like mine — of other first-generation creatives with big dreams.”

Nicole Sousa models one of Lianne Almeida’s gowns for Vogue Portugal.

Fusing modern and timeless styles, the corseted silhouette gowns featured in the editorial titled ‘Homecoming, a Couture Love Story’ were inspired by her Portuguese heritage and artisanal craftsmanship.

“There are so many Portuguese people who sew things and make all this stuff for their family, but no one is really into making luxury stuff,” she said. “I thought it was kind of cool to morph them together. I did these dresses in blue and white specifically because I was inspired by the Portuguese tiles and things like that.”

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