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Lisbon fashion week begins

LISBON FASHION Week opened on Thursday, October 12, at the capital’s Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum), and runs until Sunday, October 15.

The Museu da Electricidade, one of Lisbon’s most emblematic buildings, is a new choice of venue for the event, which is usually held at Armazém 23 and, fittingly, this year’s theme is “Energy”.

Controversy surrounded the Portuguese models set to take part in the Pasarela Cibeles event in Madrid, when many were banned from the catwalk for being too thin.

However, the organisers of Lisbon Fashion Week have confirmed that the same rules will not be applied here.

“For Lisbon Fashion Week we will follow the same criteria as always with regard to the choice of the models, meaning they will be selected according to the clothes that are to be worn from the designers,” said a spokesperson.

In addition, the selection criteria, as has always been the case, will take the health of the models into consideration.

The spring/summer 2007 collections are being presented on the catwalk this week and there will be a showroom at the event where visitors can buy the latest fashions.

Those designers taking part this year include Ana Salazar, José António Tenente, Luís Buchinho, Maria Gambina, Alexandra Moura and Nuno Baltazar, among others, as well as well-known high street brands, Lanidor and Lion of Porches.

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