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.
Our body is our most private place. It is the space where our soul lives and where we store our knowledge, memories, experiences, emotions and feelings. In this place we let in and out what we want and who we want when we want it. Sometimes we take care of it, sometimes we don't respect it. Sometimes we show it more, sometimes we hide it, according to our state of mind.
This collection talks about how we relate to our body over time and how others see and relate to it. What parts we have been highlighting and embellishing throughout the different moments of history. From the boldness, shame and the right to decide what to do with it. Talks about the dictatorship of beauty concepts imposed upon us and the sacrifices we can be led to do. The way we use our body to express ourselves.
This fashion show also intends to illustrate statements such as: My body, my language. My body, my home. My body, my place. My body, not yours.
Appropriation of details and techniques of underwear, closely linked to the body, as a way of covering or embellishing, here subverted and applied to other types of pieces. Creation of volumes, through the technique used in petticoats and crinolines, in unexpected parts of the pieces. Creation of patterns on nude skin (second skin) by applying various elements as if we were drawing on the body. Lingerie representation, on the exterior of the pieces, in a sleek provocation.
We can find pieces which are large and tight at the same time, silhouette that alters normal body curves, oversized.
White, skin color, pale pink, beige, black, red, prints and other bold colors.
Various recycled fabrics, cotton poplin, manipulated fabrics, organza silk, viscose, denim, linen, mousseline, crepes, chifons, marrocains.
Belts, harnesses, leather garments that suggest corsets and garter belts.