Carlos Gil was born in Nampula, Mozambique, in the late 60s. He graduated in Fashion Design in Portugal. In 1998, he opened his first atelier, in Fundão, and a few years later his how store and brand CARLOS GIL.
In his creations is always present the dream of capturing beauty in various ways, creating astonishing and superior quality pieces.
Carlos Gil presents his collections at ModaLisboa, and has been conquering international markets participating in international fashion weeks. In October 2021, he was selected to represent Portugal at Expo Dubai 2020, where he presented his spring/summer 2021 collection, "Portugal".
With a solid career path, Carlos Gil allies the public recognition of his distinguished work and career with several nominations and awards:
- Medal of Merit of the City of Fundão (2009);
- Young successful businessman in Portugal and Abroad (2009);
- XX Golden Globes Awards Gala (2015 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
- In July 2015 he is also honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the “Ordem Infante D. Henrique” distinction;
- XXII Golden Globes Awards Gala (2017 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
- XXIII Gala of the Golden Globes (2018 - nominated for the award of Best Fashion Designer);
Carlos Gil was referenced as inspiration and trend in the FW17/18 edition of the trends book Next Look Women's Wear.
Flick’Mo... carries to the fashion runway the passion of the designer Carlos Gil for painting and artistic freedom through the creation of forms, free and spontaneous traces that express feelings.
Inspired by the early 20th-century paintings, in a mix of Neoplasticism, Cubism and Abstractionism, the collection reveals a very diverse color palette and the strong tones that are predominantly in Piet Mondrian’s Neoplasticism, however, with the profusion of organic shapes and vibrant colors of Wassily Kandinsky, but with a composition that seeks for movement and spontaneity, that refers to the Expressive Abstractionism.
Also, in the beginning of 20th-century the woman assumes an increasingly important and active role in society and wins an independence that characterizes her as a determined, autonomous and cosmopolitan woman. A woman that finds in her clothes the versatility in use and in the details.
In a very poetic and experimentalist language, the collection reveals a lot of the inner world and the imaginary connected to her own Self.
An explosion of colors, patterns of organic shapes, a mix of textures and silhouettes constructed by the fusion of the geometric forms, denounce the search for a contemporary, elegant and relaxed look, with details that create a Sportswear Chic visual, so characteristic of the Carlos Gil’s Woman.