Constantly inspired by colour, Constanca Entrudo aimed to generate fabrics that would challenge the usual processes of print making through the use of techniques like dyeing, heat pressing and embossing.
Her graduate collection is influenced by the ideas of performance, circus and transgression. After spending some time in factories in the North of Portugal, Constanca learnt about the processes of textile and garment making. Due to this, her work is born from the unconventional method of visiting factories and researching into production processes.
The idea of creating fabrics based upon theories of modern technology is what truly interested Constanca and allowed her to explore different and innovative ways of using heat treatment systems and manipulating synthetic fibres to reinvent original textiles. Constanca’s collection circles around sustainability. She wanted to fight against the waste that was generated by the fashion industry and did this by asking factories and fashion designers in both London and Portugal to send her their “waste” materials, in order to create something new.