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Cork and fashion combined in the new collection from Katty Xiomara


The designer from Porto chose cork - a sustainable material with a rich identity - for After Now, her new eco-design collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week.

From Paris to Porto, fashion designer Katty Xiomara has taken cork to the catwalks to present her brand new After Now collection. A tribute to the impermanence and fluidity of life, where everything evolves in a circular movement, without a beginning or end, the collection was launched in a fashion parade at the Hotel d'Evreux, in the heart of one of Paris's most beautiful squares, the Place Vendôme.

Cork, supplied by Amorim Cork Composites, was used on the floor of this classic building: “The room's atmosphere was quite classic and therefore the iron structure combined with the cork floor had a contrasting effect that worked very well.

The reactions were very positive and the use of cork didn’t go unnoticed, it established an immediate connection with real concerns about the sustainability of our choices,” the designer explained.

In addition to setting the stage for the fashion parade, cork has been incorporated into several items designed by Xiomara, especially in the details and textures, thereby creating a surprising effect. “This collection, more than any other, has a strong concept of eco-design, and therefore the use of cork makes perfect sense. In fact we made some items with fabrics themselves with cork finishes and some straw accessories. The introduction of these natural elements is important and makes sense of all our efforts to highlight local manufacturing”, she added.

Following Paris, After Now was presented in Porto, and cork once again went under the camera flashes!