Valentim Quaresma expresses creativity through fashion and art. He studied in the School of arts António Arroio and in Ar.co’s Jewellery department. He worked with Ana Salazar, the pioneer of Portuguese fashion, creating jewellery and accessories for her collections from 1990 to 2010.
In 2008, he won the prize "Accessories collection of the Year" in the international competition ITS#7 in Trieste - Italy, and started his own brand.
Since then, Valentim Quaresma has been presenting his own collections internationally in events like Bread and Butter Barcelona, 080 Barcelona Fashion, [moment] in Riga, Fashionclash Maastricht in The Netherlands, Cesis Fashion Art festival in Latvia, Bijorhca in Paris, MoBa13 "Fetishism in Fashion" in Arnhem, and Manupulating Surface - Portuguese Craftmanship in London, just to name a few.
With his FW 11/12 collection, "Alchemy", which was shown at Mude (Museum of Fashion and Design), he integrates the ModaLisboa's official calendar.
Valentim lives and works in Lisbon.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
A vision of the future through memories of the past.
Manipulating materials through geometric and organic shapes in a contemporary language.
Use of obsolete objects and materials, potentially useful for creation.
An ecological concern in order to avoid waste by making use of existing materials, thus reducing the use of energy resources.