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19 Year Old Designer Debuts at Paris Fashion Week

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Pedro and Reinaldo Lourenco
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At the age of 19, most of us are in our sophomore year of college, maybe living in our first apartment, and probably struggling to pass calculus. Instead of studying derivatives, 19 year old Pedro Lourenco, who debuted his Fall 2010 collection on March 5 at Paris Fashion Week is taking the fashion world by storm.

Pedro Lourenco is fashion royalty. He is the son of designer Reinaldo Lourenco (pictured above, right) and their resemblance extends far beyond physical. Pedro’s Fall 2010 collection had much of the same aesthetic as his father’s. Both Pedro and Reinaldo’s Fall 2010 collections were futuristic and architectural. Both had the same geometry, and the same shapes.

Pedro sent some of his models down the runway in above-the-knee boots that were punctuated by thick black lines. His father sent some of his models down the runway in flared rain boots that were punctuated by thinner black lines. Despite the similarities between them, both were distinct collections. Naturally, Pedro’s collection was younger, more avant garde, and had a lot more leather. His father’s was more classic and traditional and stuck to a very feminine, nude color palette. Both collections, however, were spectacular.

Pedro has shown so much potential that even Paris Vogue Editor in Chief Carine Roitfeld has taken notice. “I think it was very personal,” she told reporters. “An amazingly personal vision he showed there.”

Pedro Lourenco Fall 2010
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Reinaldo Lourenco Fall 2010
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What do you think about Pedro Lourenco’s Paris debut?

What do you think about Pedro’s Fall 2010 collection? What do you think about Reinaldo’s Fall 2010 collection? Do any of our CF readers design clothes in their spare time? Do any of you aspire to be fashion designers? Are you surprised that Pedro is designing his own collection instead of designing for his father? Whatever your thoughts, please leave a comment!

Posted on on March 8, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion News / Tags: , , , ,

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10 Responses to “19 Year Old Designer Debuts at Paris Fashion Week”

  1. 1
    March 8th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Pedro is the son of designers Reinaldo Lourenço and Gloria Coelho. People here in Brazil love the parents and I’m sure we already love the kid too!

  2. 2
    March 8th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Wow. What a gorgeous collection. It looks more and more beautiful each time I look.

  3. 3
    March 8th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Although I liked the majority of the post and both lines are beautiful, I do have a comment on something that bothered me.

    You mentioned that because, at 19 years old with a fashion line, Pedro “has us all beat at life.” I don’t think that is the most empowering message to send to young college (and high school) students that are working towards something in their lives. Yes, he may have been able to design at age 12. However, as you pointed out, he was born into a situation that made it much easier for him to get where he is today. There are many young people that can draw extremely well, myself included, that do not have the connections and opportunities that he has had.

    I’m not trying to diminish his talent, because he obviously is very talented, but to say that he has normal, hard working college students “beat at life” is a little insensitive.

  4. 4
    March 8th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Brie – It was a joke! Please don’t take that literally – sorry if it came off wrong but it was a total sarcastic joke. Obviously we don’t actually think he’s better than anyone or that anyone else’s accomplishments are less than his! Joke, joke, joke.

  5. 5
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Thats so cool, his designs are fantastic, deffently something I could see in the pages of Vogue Paris!

  6. 6
    March 8th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Ahh. I adore.

    His work has a very Balenciaga feel, but with a slightly tougher interpretation.

    At the same time, his looks feel very uniquely his own. I’m excited for this one!

  7. 7
    March 8th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    wow, he’s gonna go far in this industry!

  8. 8
    March 9th, 2010 at 4:40 am

    his designs look weird….. I kinda don’t like it

  9. 9
    March 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    pedro lourenco fall 2010 fashion is very exposed. i totally don’t like that type of fashion.

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