Born in Nampula, Mozambique, in the late 60s, Carlos Gil graduated in Fashion Design in Portugal, beginning this way his path in the pursuit of beauty in all forms and shapes. In 1998, Carlos Gil opens his first atelier, and a few years later his first store, in Fundão, Portugal.
In his creations is always present the dream of capturing beauty in various ways, creating astonishing and superior quality pieces.
Carlos Gil presents his collections at major national fashion events, and has been conquering international markets participating in international fashion weeks, expanding to various parts of the world, the most recent achievement is the Dubai market.
In 2010, he is invited to teach at the ETIC school, and lecture the course of Fashion Production, a position he holds to this day.
With a solid career path, Carlos Gil allies the public recognition of his distinguished work and career with several nominations and awards:
- Medal of Merit of the City of Fundão (2009);
- Young successful businessman in Portugal and Abroad (2009);
- XX Golden Globes Awards Gala (2015 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
- In July 2015 he is also honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the “Ordem Infante D. Henrique” distinction;
- XXII Golden Globes Awards Gala (2017 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
- XXIII Gala of the Golden Globes (2018 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
Carlos Gil was referenced as inspiration and trend in the FW17/18 edition of the trends book Next Look Women's Wear.
Carlos Gil's SS21 collection is inspired by Portugal and built based on Portuguese feeling, courage and culture. A collection scribbled with color and full of symbolism. The print reinforces the designer’s signature, elevating multiple Portuguese monuments. The waves of ruffles, the nets of the sea and the pockets that save not only, but also, secrets, feelings and emotions, the cut symmetries or asymmetries dress an elegant, strong and mysterious woman. On the #MAIS runway, the elements bring to live and enrich what is history, culture, tradition, what is Portuguese, what is Portugal.