Ricardo Preto is a Portuguese creative director and fashion designer with a national and international career.
With a degree in architecture from Universidade Lusíada, in Lisbon, and after attending a sewing and cutting course with master Maria Emília Sobreira and a handbag workshop at the St. Martins School of Arts, in London, Ricardo Preto decided to follow the fashion area. He started by designing a collection for Amarras and creating bags for the Spanish brand Perteguaz, as well as hats and accessories for the Portuguese fashion designers, Dino Alves and Osvaldo Martins. He presented two collections in Manobras de Maio, and in March 2006 he integrates the ModaLisboa – Lisbon Fashion Week schedule.
Between 2010 and 2015 he created several collections with Meam Style, producing three lines per season, which were sold in Spain, France and Italy. During this period, he also designed Ricardo Preto and Meam Style shoes in partnership with the Portuguese brand Clays.
He was head designer for Ricardo Preto exclusively for Rustan's and U by Ricardo Preto for Rustan's, designing both Women and Menswear collections, as well as shoes and accessories. Today, he is the creative director of Amorim Luxury.
The complex and challenging period that we are going through allows us to realize that love is the feeling that prevails, which induces the approximation of ourselves and others. Ricardo Preto presents a collection that diving into the nostalgia of love, for the homeland and past times that revive happy memories, awakening the subtlety and unveiling of women, reinvigorating materials already used and favorite techniques (patchworks; prints; deconstructed tailoring; pajama looks and kaftans). A twist on the old, adapting shapes and textures, revealing a feminine contemporary look.
Asymmetrical and fluid combined with structured and oversize silhouettes.
Deep blue and green, brick red and tea rose, combined with neutral tones of beige biscotto and gesso, white and black.
Organic cottons, poplin, silks, tailoring fabrics, knitwear, crepe and technical fabrics.