Federico Protto

Federico Protto

Created under turbulent emotional conditions, this collection was affected by my personal consideration of what I needed and how I wanted to live. I started to put the designs, which were initially inspired by 90’s South American Reggaeton performers and stereotypical imagery of aliens, into dialogue with a wider network of collaborators and friends: artists, designers, performers, musicians, etc. These dialogues gave rise to sustainable and subversive methods of designing and extended the clothes’ lives as well as their ‘liveness’. This opens up questions on the conventions of the fashion industry/education/funding system.
The garments in 2019 MUSES also triggered and sparked the project ‘Federico Luz’ and ‘Federico Luz Tour’ in 2018/2019. Because it is manifested on stages, 2019 MUSES knocks – with a cheeky smile – on the dusty door of the never-ending ‘fashion VS costume’ debate.


Selected shows, features, editorials:

ModaLisboa – Sangue Novo, Lisbon (PT)

Austrian Fashion Awards, Vienna (AT)
OFFSHORE FRAMING, group show, Take Festival for Independent Fashion and Art, Vienna (AT)
KUNST magazine
GRUPPE magazine



Stefan Cantante, Berlin – unexpected scarf, music

Anges Varnai, Vienna – silicon accessories, leather chaps

Urksa Preis, Ljubljana – experimental harp performer

Isadora Gallas, Sao Paulo – creative consulting, styling

Dani Pizamilio, Lisboa – dancer, choreographer, performer

AnnaLugmeier, Brussels – filmmaker, performer

Janka Kovac, Budapest – fashion designer, tattoo artist


Funded by AfA (Austrian Fashion Association)


photography ugo camera for moda lisboa
silicone & leather accessoires collaboration agnes varnai
creative consulting isadora gallas
assistance ines cardoso
music mix & scarf collaboration stefan cantate

edvin langfeld
anett posalaki
gus marshall