From an early age dedicated to artistic creation, Filipe Jesus Santana graduated in Fashion Design from the the University of Lisbon and attended the prestigious Politecnico di Milano in Jewelery & Accessories Design (Erasmus), with a special focus on bags, where he presented in a virtual exhibition of Jewelry in collaboration with the London College of Fashion and made a genderless “Star Product” Bag for Phillipe Model Paris, where he got a 30 e lode. His creative language expands beyond fashion. He was a gymnast for the national acrobatics team and coach/choreo- grapher, having started his career by creating competition leotards not only for himself, but also for other gymnasts of the national team, repre- senting Portugal in European and World championships and later even for the Youth Olympic Games! He won the “YKK AWARD” award at the Professional Clothing Awards in June 2018 in London. He joined the creative team at the accessories company Parfois as Handbags Designer in 2019. He was selected by the Bloom platform to participate in the October 2019 edition of Portugal Fashion’s (Oporto Fashion Week) Runway Show with his “Lost Signal Project” collection. Currently works as a Freelancer having already carried out projects for brands such as: Mango, Orsay, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Bijou Brigitte, among others.
- Porto, PortugalFull Time
- All types of bags Design such as backpacks and wallets - Creating models inside collections and not as an isolated model - Trend research - Material sourcing - Creating mood boards and trend panels - Digital Illustration - Technical and construction sheets for production - Making prototypes in the atelier - Meetings with suppliers - Direct relationship with suppliers and manufacturers - Look comments for manufacturers - Production follow-up - Design review meetings - Responsible for follow-up meetings planning (Fashion Comfort Handbags Team) with all the Design Teams of all the different areas of the company - Production follow-up from initial prototype to final product - Sales reports analysis
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Politecnico di Milano - School of Design
I did a major in Jewelry & Accessories Design during my third year of bachelor's, inside a Fashion Design degree. There I was able to be part of a Jewelry digital exhibition in collaboration with London College of Fashion and to work with a Parisian brand, called Phillipe Model Paris, in the development of a new star product, presenting it to the brand's Head Designer and CEO. I reach 30 lode (maximum grade with distinction) and was the best project of our final year students, as an international student in Milan.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Lisbon
- Lisbon, Portugal
Ba in Fashion Design, where I did a collaborative Menswear final collection, that was later selected to be showcased at Portugal Fashion (Oporto's Fashion Week).
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YKK Award WinnerProfessional Clothing director-eWinner of the YKK Award at the Professional Clothing Awards 2018 in London. "PCA Vision 2018 is an exciting creative challenge for students of fashion, textiles, and design across Europe. A contest focused on finding the person who will take workwear to the next level." My project has the purpose of being implemented in a health club chain or for cross fit. These would be suitable for coaches and personal trainers either inside or outside the gym.
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