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.
Trail Map is an interpretation of the luxurious universe in wintry environments captured by the lens of Slim Aarons, as well as the complexity of the maps present in the ski resorts - the labyrinthine alignment of the itinerary of each attraction.
It’s a temporary landmark that ends in the 80's, focusing on family trips to the Resorts. It is not focused only on the natural environment, but also in the temporary imposition of a city atmosphere. Mixing several elements, showing all the lightness of the iciest environment and the stillness that it conveys.
Trail Map portrays a certain elite in moments of leisure - the interaction between a group of people in periods of joy, pure fun and relaxation. Their jokes and their snow games, enjoying the uniqueness of this time.