Both born in Portugal, they met each other during their studies at the Portugal Fashion School. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, are the design duo behind the up and coming Marques’ Almeida brand. Denim seems to be the duo’s favorite material, being as it is the star in every collection of theirs. They took their first steps in design, next to Vivienne Westwood and presented their first Winter/Fall 2011 collection at the London Fashion Week. Their latest collection, their first stab at evening wear, is made up of feminine forms, lush leathers and multiple layers.