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.
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 February 2012 he moved his company to Lisbon and opened his shop & studio in Príncipe Real.
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 — and 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 Chiado, Lisbon. In June 2021, he left Chiado and opened a new space in Praça da Ilha do Faial.
Along with the development of its collections, Nuno Gama often collaborates in the creation of wardrobes for dance and theatre shows and develops uniforms for various entities.
When I was born,
everything remained as it was,
Men didn't slice off veins,
the Sun didn't darken,
nor were there more Stars . . .
Having forgotten her woes,
my Mother smiled and was grateful.
When I was born,
there was nothing new
The clouds were not frightened,
no one went crazy . . .
So that this day could be enormous,
It was enough to have
all the tenderness that watched
from my Mother's eyes . . .
SEBASTIÃO DA GAMA
Going back to our roots, we found inspiration in the peaceful spirit of the immense Alentejo plain and in the transposition of some details that take us back to the authenticity of its essence. We changed the rules of life with the sole awareness of sustainability. Formalism remains impeccably untouchable, yet optional, in contrast with new, more relaxed trends which inspire freedom of movement. We turned the coat inside-out and got rid of pockets, assessing what it is that we really should take with us and what inheritance to leave behind.
We use materials that are certified from the source and supply chain, to the end consumer, by way of recycling, reuse, or by promoting national products. Tencel fabrics are used in juxtaposition with other natural and sustainable fibers, as well as with the national merino wool fabric. We walk towards a new line of footwear, with materials that are almost 100% certified as sustainable. Across the immense twilight blue sky, we invoke the compassion of Mother Earth over the tilled fields where we grew up, learning from the green nature how to tell right from wrong, separating the wheat and allowing the joyful scents of the rock rose flowers to fill our soul, thus remembering the power of simplicity.