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Maria Clara Pontes Leça is a young fashion designer, graduated in Fashion Design from Faculdade de Arquitetura of Universidade de Lisboa. On her last year of college, she studied in Naples, Italy; and soon after concluding her bachelor, she moved to London to participate in a knitting machine short-course at Central Saint Martins.

She has worked as intern for the Designer Constança Entrudo and for some brands, such as Lion of Porches and Decenio. Currently, she’s based in Madeira Island, her hometown, promoting and organizing, among other 5 young artists, a solidarity project called “Criar com Tradição” (Create with Tradition), which aims to preserve the traditional craftsmanship from Madeira Island and its cultural heritage.

Photo: Teresa Arega

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