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Portugal, Oporto: MODtissimo Fashion Fair

Leaving the Sunny Brussels

I fly to Oporto (picture above, Brussels seen from above and picture below 2, what brightness)! What did you plan for your Valentine’s Day? I am invited to the 49th edition of MODtissimo, the fashion fair of the Portugese textile new trends that held at Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (below, photos 3 & 4: program and mannequins of one of the fair exhibitors). 

At Brussels airport, hostesses offer Neuhaus chocolates (photo 1 below). Nice! When I arrive in Porto late in the afternoon, the sky is mixed. Time to drop off my things at the hotel and a pouring rain. Very quickly, I turn back: no, I won’t cross on foot the famous Dom Luis I bridge! 


Fashion Fair On a Human Scale

The next day, in the shuttle to the Francisco Sa Carneiro airport, I chat with a German Buyer specialized in children’s fashion. The great novelty of this 49th edition MODtissimo is the Mini-Mi space dedicated to the world of the child.

MODtissimo by Manuel Serrão, The Director :


Innovation and Technology

In the departure hall of the Porto airport, the fair is divided into two distinct spaces. Next to their respective entrances, there is a presentation of the Portugese textile’s new trends: themes, colors and materials. I found really interesting the iTechStyle part with innovative textiles for sport and household linen. And the biodegradable buttons … 


The Aims

As Paulo Vaz, Director General of ATP – Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal / Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal, explains: one of the aims of the Portuguese textile industry is the sustainable development with materials and processes that respect the environment. Another aim: the Portuguese textile industry moves mid-market and upmarket, with the emphasis on the local design.


Back to the hotel: I have a free hour before the dinner with the organizers and press. Sportive walk with my Buyer friend (3000 footsteps at a fast pace, lol!) in the hotel’s neigbourhood. A short stop at Casa da Musica that closes (stunning architecture by Rem Koolhaas, click here for the interview). Then a lovely dinner in a fish restaurant in Matosinhos, followed by a drink at the hotel bar.

Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


MODtissimo & ATP


Many thanks to the team of MODtissimo and Salome for this beautiful invitation. As always, these are my opinions.

Departure to Thailand: Sawadee Ka Bangkok!

Departure to Thailand: Sawadee Ka Bangkok!

Hi Bangkok! Finally I sat in the plane, ready for 11 hours of flight!  I like long flight.

Direction Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Airport, the starting point to go to the discovery of a different and less touristy side of Thailand, with the nature reserves and ecotourism.

If during my last visit to Bangkok, I was very urban, focused on shopping and massages, this trip is more about nature! Wow Mademoiselle Le K globetrotter… Well, I managed to lighten my suitcase. No high heels! Yes, lol!

I am invited with a few journalists by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. And I am very excited about the route that will take us from Bangkok to Phuket, along the Gulf of Thailand. The opposite side of the famous Andaman Sea’s islands and beautiful beaches. We will cross the provinces of Samut Songkhram, Chumphon and Surat Thani.

And if like me, only these names make you dream: follow me in the coming days on this blog and Twitter. You can also find my photos in the Facebook of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Facebook of the Royal Thai Embassy in Belgium.

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés 

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