Nuno Baltazar graduated in Fashion Design from Citex (currently Modatex) in 1998. He won various prizes while studying, such as Young Designer of the Máxima magazine in 1995 and 1996 and of Porto Moda, in 1997.
Nuno Baltazar has worked only under his own name since 2004. In May 2005 he opened his first store, in Porto, as an extension of his studio work. His work extends beyond collections to the creation of unique pieces in the studio, with the label Nuno Baltazar Atelier. Personalities of note include the presenter and actress Catarina Furtado. He has made sporadic collaborations for music, cinema, theatre and dance. At the same time, his creative office has various uniform projects. He has also developed capsule collections with his signature: Baltazar Map (home), Nuno Baltazar Eyewear (optics) and Sportzone + Nuno Baltazar (sportswear).
Throughout his career, he has been awarded with several prizes. In 2011, he received the Fashion Award from Fashion TV Portugal in the category of Best Fashion Designer, in 2013 he won the Golden Globe for Best Designer of the Year, and in 2015, he was awarded the Commendation of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator.
Between 2015 and 2021, he collaborated as a fashion consultant at Riopele. In 2020, he returned to the presentations at ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week.
This collection starts from the idea of rehearsing the future. The rehearsal, space for free experimentation, trial and error, repetition and exploration. In his 33rd collection, Nuno Baltazar starts from this exercise of projecting new narratives and a new movement that reinterprets his language, in a journey to his own identity. In the search of a geography under construction, more than a closed collection, Nuno exposes his creative process as trials of an open work, a collection where contradictory proposals coexist and also reflect the deconstruction of processes with Nuno Baltazar DNA.
The silhouettes, colours and materials start from the experimentation of the movement as a sketch. Anatomic proposals coexist with three-dimensional, oversized and tromp l'oeil details. Contrasts of light and shadow, natural and sophisticated, result in disconcerting oppositions. Experimental combinations of turquoise, black, graphite, moss, raw white, luminous yellows, cinnamon, chocolate, cognac and fuchsia make up a palette without protagonists. Contrasting structures, flat and natural, serve to support three-dimensional textures of linen, embroidery paillettes, lace, pleats and jacquards lurex. Cotton, linen, viscose, cupro and silk in traditional serge, taffeta, crepe and corduroy lace. We highlight the volumetric work of shoulders and sleeves, draping, diagonal pleats and the finishes in over-worked thread in a process under construction. In the accessories we highlight the collaboration with Perlato for women's footwear where urban proposals that deconstruct and add the most fun and contrasting tonic prevail.