André Jorge was born in Lisbon, in 1998. Fascinated by fashion since childhood, he started his studies in Fashion Design at the Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa (FAUL) in 2016 and the following year moved to Porto to Escola de Artes e Design de Matosinhos (ESAD), where he completed his degree in 2020.
André was a finalist at the "Trajes de Papel" contest for young creators of São Bartolomeu, Porto. He has also interned with designer David Catalán, contributing to the collection "not finished" which was presented at Milan's Fashion Week.
AFTER YOUR SKIN
"After Your Skin" proposes reflections about the human body, arising from the "body positive" movement and the work of artists such as Sue Tilley, Mariam Lenk, Rony Hernandes and Sara Shakeel.
Looking for representativeness in individual visions of the human body, several references and graphic elements were created from characteristics seen as "imperfect". This collection plays on the idea of atypical silhouettes, redefining the ideal of body perfection/beauty and rejecting the need for sacrifice in the name of beauty standards.