Dino Alves graduated in painting at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto. He attended a professional photography course at INEF and after gaining experience at Cinemateca Portuguesa, he ended up in the fashion industry, earning 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, he 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 on image design projects, namely for Lux – Frágil disco parties, or for publications such as Dance Club. In 2006, he was responsible for the styling and the image production of the “Festival da Canção” participants. In the following two years, he created the Herman Jose’s image for "Chamar a música" and "Roda da sorte" programs. 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 with the Escola Superior de Dança, as costume design teacher.
Fashion, and the art in general, has always been used as an effective weapon of reaction, and through certain aesthetic options, the way to manifest ideological beliefs.
It is important to react to what we fell not to be right, and not just resign in apathy as mere observers of a crumbling world.
The reaction that I defend here is the one that uses artistic expression, creativity, a mind-set that uses one´s image and style as an ideological pamphlet. My rebellion is my creation and the striking way I express myself through it, in disagreement to violent, destructive or inconsequent behaviours.
This collection therefore reacts to prejudice, reacts to the destruction of the planet, reacts to social inequality, reacts to the lack of freedom of expression, reacts to the unhealthy dictatorship of beauty, reacts to injustice, reacts to the dehumanization of relationships.
This collection is a manifesto against lack of character.
I have always wanted to express myself through my ideas!!
To be creative is speaking with one's mouth shut!
Pleats with different angles and in unexpected places, twisted balloons, statements applied to the cloths with several techniques, aggressive and romantic elements combined, amalgams of graphic elements applied in the pieces, XXL pieces, draped effects mixed and shuffled, body deforming volumes.
Tight and fluid, austere, oversized, deformed, bulky.
Black, white, lilac, yellow, red, orange, blues, purple, green, floral patterns, graffiti pattern, stripes, chess.
Silks, mousselines, crepes, silk organza, sablé and marrocain with fiber mixtures, knits, viscose, organic cotton, denim, brocades, wool, nylons.
Belts, Waist bags
Organic denim: TROFICOLOR