Dear all

Welcome to the Trendenz online platform on fashion, music, lifestyle and current and future trends in society.

Trendenz is not parochial. The whole world fits in this page. We cover the whole world with our own resources and with the help of special contributors, who we will be inviting on a regular basis to give us a more local approach to events and trends in the different regions they live in.

Trendenz will also feature monthly interviews with people whose work we have been following for some time and others who have just begun, but whose talent is worth being reported.

Our first guest in this Interview section is Alexandra Moura whom we would like to express our most sincere gratitude for her prompt willingness to join in this new adventure and provide her contribution with this interview, on a busy Saturday, four hours before her show at the Lisbon Fashion Week.

The Pet Shop Boys Vault

The idea of opening the vault of all the songs composed by the Pet Shop Boys and still awaiting release on vinyl, CD or whatever was launched by David Walliams, one ot the actors of Little Britain, in a interview with Neil Tennand and Chris Lowe.
That huge vault is yet to be opened, but the Pet Shop Boys have been releasing some forgotten songs. Trendenz recommends “Alternative”, released in 1995 with rare songs recorded by the PSB until the mid-nineties and “Format”, released in 2012 and containing b-sides and bonus tracks from 1996 to 2009 and featuring “Confidential” one of the 38 songs contained in that 2 CD box.

Mario Testino guest editor for Vogue Spain

Mario Testino is the guest editor of the December issue of Vogue Spain. The renowned photographer whose image is, according to the man himself “a mix of fashion, elegance, humor, reality, beauty and energy” joined the team of Vogue España in this true celebration of the Spanish fiesta.

The December issue covers traditional Spanish imagery and a particular imagery of this country’s art of partying, from the long sleepless nights to that crazy party called Tomatina. Trendemz took a glimpse at this particular production, which brings us back to that wild tomato throwing festivity, and was stunned by the fabulous visual result of this fashion production. 

Higher+Higher were the people behind the artistic direction of this issue inspired on true icons from Spanish design, fashion and movies   but from a modern perspective.

Movida was the Spanish movement, which brought party to another level, combining the traditional and the modern in lovely promiscuous way. Glamour and excess, sexiness and sophistication marked those days, something Testino did take into due account for this issue,  featuring leading icons from that time and which have made it remarkably until today, such as Almodovar, Rossy de Palma or Alaska. This issued thus feature everything that is remarkably Spanish or Spanish-related. Hence the profusion of names such as Plácido Domingo, Baroness Thyssen, Manolo Blahnik, Carolina Herrera, Marisa Paredes and Manuel Benítez “El Cordobés”, just to name a few.

Kate Moss was the model chosen for the cover of thus issue. The very same actress can be seen also in a stunning production in the pages of this magazine with Spanish bullfighter José María Manzanares.

Book a table at "Book"

Located in the center of Oporto, “Book” is a pleasant surprise for those seeking a different atmosphere. Located in Rua de Aviz, Nr 10, where once was the bookstore Aviz, the restaurant thus follow the trend in this particular part of Oporto of recovering old stores and buildings and giving them new uses with contemporary touches and vintage looks.
As you enter shelves plenty of books bring you back to the original spirit of the place – a bookstore. aside from the shelves, books are scattered all over the place, among dishes, knifes and forks. Even the menu comes in a small piece of paper inside a random book.
“Book”is the right place for dinner before heading to the many bars that flock the area of for a quiet lunch the day after. Try the delicious pea soup with bits of blood sausage, the grilled octopus with sweet potato and the fine Portuguese red wines.

Fashion on Film in Lisbon

Fashion and film often walk hand in hand and that is why we take this opportunity to walk you by the hand to CLOSE-UP, a special night dedicated to fashion on film and where you will have the opoortunity to see some of the most interesting fashion films produced in England in recent years for brands such as Richard Nicoll, Kenzo or Louis Vuitton.

This special night will take place at MUDE (The Lisbon Museum for Fashion and Design) and is organised by Associação ModaLisboa and Associação Il Sorpasso. This selection is curated by Kathryn Ferguson and will rely also on the presence of Portuguese fashion designer Lara Torres.