Nuno Gama was born in Azeitão, and graduated in Fashion Design by Citex, in Porto. He began his collaboration with the textile industry very early on and began selling his collections in selected stores in Lisbon and Porto. In 1993, he launched his brand, which has since been presented at ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week.
Along with the development of its collections, he often collaborates in the creation of wardrobes for dance and theatre shows and develops uniforms for various entities. In 1999, he began his work as coordinator of the Maconde Group's Man collection.
In 2005, he launched the "Gama de Casa" at ModaLisboa and started his collaboration with Pinho Vieira brand. In the following year, he returned with Gavesa Lda and continued to develop the "Gama de Joalharia" and "Gama de casa" lines.
In 2008, he inaugurated his Store & Atelier, in Porto.
In May 2010 and April 2012, he was invited to join Fashion Week of Poland, FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland, within the scope of the exchange partnership established between this organization and ModaLisboa. In February 2012 he moved his company to Lisbon and opened his shop & studio in Príncipe Real.
In 2014, he was invited to represent Portugal at Prague Fashion Week, Poland Fashion Week and Dragon Fashion Week - Brazil. In the same year, he developed the new uniforms of the restaurants Aura and D. Castellana.
In March 2016, in the context of ModaLisboa, he presented the autobiographical film "50's Nuno Gama" at the CCB. In September he presented the fall / winter collection 16/17 at the his gala celebrating his 50th & 30th career, at Casino Estoril, in favour of the Portuguese Red Cross. In November, he launched his ninth line of sport and is named by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences of NY in the category of best show of the year.
In 2017, he presented the collection Summer 18 in Showcase ModaPortugal, held at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, during the Men's Fashion Week. In September, of the same year, he launched, along with BMW Portugal, Mini Gama Gentleman and a 2nd Sport version, nicknamed Quinas.
In December 2018, he opened the Maison Nuno Gama in Rua Nova da Trindade 1, in Chiado, in Lisbon. A cozy space especially dedicated to the contemporary urban man, where customers and admirers of the Portuguese designer's work can find his ready-to-wear and tailoring collections, as well as accessories and footwear.
Given the moment of this current edition, the collection will not be presented.
However, in an attempt to understand and to transform the situation into an opportunity to evolve, we will share a thought with a dance, performed by Bruno Pardo, accompanied by the models and choreographed by Olga Roriz.
Turned inside out, trapped, we feel for answers with steps of the memory of today with which we will rise again tomorrow. In the nobility of the heritage that distinguishes us, we once again find the frontiers of the essence of our soul, which point by point, we have embroidered with gold thread, interlaced in introspection and prayer, a one-of-a-kind coat, that shall not be repeated, as a letter of love to Portugal.
We will dance as many times as is necessary, until we can hear the music, inspired by the poetry of the gestures of dressing and by the beauty of the mechanical articulation of the human machine, thereby searching for new formulas that will rewrite the form/function of clothing in our life, in what it represents to all of us, in the eternal search for what we desire.
EMBROIDERY: Aliança Artesanal.
Angel of Portugal: Protector of our spiritual essence, in charge of fulfilling our soul state.
The Sea-Monster: In the mysteries of the Portuguese soul, the sea symbolizes the fear of the unknown.
In Latin, rope means heart, and with the sailor’s knot, we get the symbol of love.
The Caravel: We understand the mysteries of the Portuguese soul by overcoming fear.
Fado: A takeover during a moment between the force of the soul and the resilient outlook in life. Through song, we transform the waves into roses, evoking the symbolism of our soul, personified in the essence of fado.