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I began my career in 1984 with a collection of handmade tricots for my own label - HUIPIL, after my training as a fashion designer in CITEM-Lisbon in the path of Macedonia Freitas Pereira.
In 2003 completed the Master-Design for Textiles Futures at the Central St Martins in London, developing the idea of Ultra-… Read More
I began my career in 1984 with a collection of handmade tricots for my own label - HUIPIL, after my training as a fashion designer in CITEM-Lisbon in the path of Macedonia Freitas Pereira.
In 2003 completed the Master-Design for Textiles Futures at the Central St Martins in London, developing the idea of Ultra-Modernity in design, to highlight “New Codes of Masculinity”.
Worked with internationally recognized designers in London and Paris, in recent years I was working as a design and trend forecasting consultant for the Spanish department store El Corte Ingles - London. In 2010 he began a collaboration as artistic director in the Paris house of Claude Montana.
Since 2011 I start a collaboration as external Associate Lecturer at UBI - Universidade Beira Interior/Portugal, continuing to develop personal projects within the scope of my artistic activity as a Textile & Fashion Designer , with an "imperative" commitment in the pre-view of the economy growth in the European Union, which focuses on representation of cultural identity as element of social cohesion and competitiveness for the territories, where the creation of craft homemade industries represent an important economic sector.

With about twenty years working in the fashion industry, I will characterise myself as a creative individual with a passion for quality and craftsmanship in a Versatile and Dynamic Knowledge of product development across all the areas:
• from Design Concept to Production, with my own brand HUIPIL and well–known designers as Jonathan Saunders in London, Felipe Oliveira Baptista and Claude Montana in Paris.
• from Marketing and Promotion, through my involvement as a catwalk press-photographer.
• from Buying and commercialisation to Retail, worked as a fashion & textile Design Consultant / Trend-Forecasting in the London buying office of the Spanish department store El Corte Ingles and more recently with UBI-University of Beira Interior. Read Less
  • Visiting Lecturer
    University Of Beira Interior — Portugal
  • Head Designer - Freelance
    Montana Creations - Paris — Paris, France
  • Design Consultant
    El Corte Ingles - London — London, United Kingdom
  • Assistant to the Artistic Director
    Montana Creations - Paris — Paris, France
  • Studio Assistant
    Felipe Oliveira Baptista — Paris, France
  • Fashion & Textile Assistant
    Laclos - Paris — Paris, France
  • Studio Assistant
    Jonathan Sauders - London — London, United Kingdom
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