Dino Alves was born in Anadia, he graduated in painting and took a professional photography course and after gaining experience at Cinemateca Portuguesa, he ended up in the fashion industry, winning the title of "Enfant terrible of the Portuguese Fashion "
His first show took place at "Manobras de Maio" in 1994 and from May 1997 onwards he regularly presents his collections at ModaLisboa - Lisbon Fashion Week. Since then, in addition to its seasonal collections, it has developed costumes for various dance and theater shows, as well as wardrobes for advertising, fashion events and product launches. A stylist par excellence, Dino Alves also collaborates in image design projects, namely for Lux – Fragile parties, or for publications such as Dance Club. In 2006, he was responsible for the styling and production of the image of the participants of the “Festival da canção” and in the following two years created the image of Herman José for the programs "Chamar a música" and "Roda da sorte". In 2011, he developed the styling of the presenters / actors of the humour program "Estado de Graça", produced by Fictive Productions.
In 2009 he started a collaboration as a teacher in costume design, with the School of Dance.
In 2013, he collaborates with ESAD - Escola Superior de Design de Matosinhos, as coordinator of a master's degree project on the work of Joana Vasconcelos.
"I was born and raised in the countryside of Portugal. There I became a teenager and built a part of me. Then I came to the city, yearning to do this and that! I brought the aromas of the countryside with me, as well as the scent of the flowers and herbs, of wood burning in the fireplace. I also brought with me the importance of little things and the essential values I was brought up with and later became my own. The memories of rural life, of a religious upbringing, of domestic habits and costumes were mixed with the cosmopolitan city life, the visits to art galleries, the contact with movies and theatre, with the trendy nightlife. That is how I completed myself! I believe these mixtures and contrasts make people more special! This collection tells us about people who, like myself, combine these two memories and life experiences, without fear. We travel from Classical theatre to the folk festivities, we travel from opera to comedy, we listen to pop rock and fado and traditional music and combine it with techno and deep house! There is no problem with that! We are really more complete."
Classic pieces, almost “old-fashioned”, mixed with others more “avant garde”. Decorative elements from the rural and folk universe applied to urban pieces and street wear. Elements applied to pieces that make it a little decadent with a punk aesthetic. Pieces that look like one thing and actually are another. Shape and materials are combined in an unsual way. Skirts that are, after all, dresses, sweaters that looked like shirts, pants that looked like skirts, and skirts that look like pants.
Wool farms, polyester, cotton poplin, viscose, denim, lycras, silk, tulle, organza, satin twill, etc.
Black, purple, orange, white, denim, red, lilac, yellow, blue, water tones, pink, floral print, plaid, stripes.
Tight and oversized at the same time, long and fluid, voluminous.
Urban folk, classic punk, conservative avant-garde.
Jewels, belts, bags.