Cristina Real was born in Lisbon in 1989. In 2009, she started her degree in Fashion Design in MODATEX, in Oporto. In December 2012, presented her finalist degree collection in the Young Creatives competition in Cascais. After she finished her degree, she started an internship with the Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura, in Lisbon, and became her assistant in the Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 13/14 collections.
On July 2014, she won the second place on the Sportswear category of the IDA (Internacional Design Awards) contest, in the United States of America. In February 2015, She represented Portugal, in a Young Europeans Designers Contest, in Customs in Oporto. Between March 2014 and March 2016, she presented her collections at Sangue Novo, the young designers competition of ModaLisboa.
Her brand comes from a crossroads of timeless ideas, a journey between the past and the future, the mutation of the natural state into a more urban, more futuristic universe.
The proposals of Cristina Real develop from straight lines that are being shaped through the joining of several elements. The mixture of cuts and materials leads us to explore the shape, the detail and the transformation of the piece. Each piece is unique and tells us a story.
'Chapter Eleven' is the transmission of memories from an old family photo. A nostalgic "back to the future" with multiparts, a need of a continuation - the sequel. An ode to technology - arcade, computers, cassettes, radio, TV, and the television universe (advertising, telesales, marathon and no signal) - futurism, pop culture, the extravagance, the volume and the colorism of the rebellious 80’s. This unusual combination of elements brings us to a characteristic duality of the brand, the formality of the emancipated woman in the labor market with a casual side, but with an elegant and fun touch.