Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida’s brand aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness. Having studied at Central Saint Martins, the pair launched MARQUES’ALMEIDA in April 2011 showing their first 2 seasons at Fashion East. In 2014 they were awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council / Topshop for 5 seasons. In 2014 the brand won the Emerging Womenswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards and in 2018 hosted their first On-Schedule Paris Fashion Week show.


“We have been part of the CFE since the beginning of our label starting with the New Market Entry program. It was a very good way to start, familiarizing us with the industry and the processes of building your own label. We were happy to move on to the New Fashion Pioneer right after. The more personalized and bespoke approach helped us to feel more supported and since then moving on the New Fashion Venture has been absolutely incredible! We’ve recently moved in to the studios and the regular meetings and contact with advisors are precious to develop our business in the right direction! All the support that comes with the Venture package has been crucial in our growth as a business and as a label and we couldn’t be happier with the support that all the CFE team provides in such different fields!” ​ MARQUES’ALMEIDA