Filipe Augusto graduated in Fashion Design at Modatex, Porto, in October 2016. After graduating, he worked as an intern at the atelier of the Portuguese designer, Luís Buchinho.
In 2017, he joined Principal Magazine's team, as production assistant and stylist for the fashion editorials. In the same year, he won the second place in the I-com Global competition and also the prize for best Portuguese collection in the Fashion Design Competition of ModaPortugal.
In October 2017 and March 2018, he presented two collections at the Sangue Novo – ModaLisboa’s Young Designers Competition. In the first edition, he received an honorable mention and in the second he won the first place. In June 2018, he also won the FashionClashFestival award in Maastricht. In that same year, he started teaching at the Modatex textile and fashion school.
In October 2018, he joined the ModaLisboa’s Workstation platform. In October 2022 he joined the Lab platform.
Celebration of the 2nd of February - Senhora das Candeias, Parish of Canelas, Peso da Régua
"Legend has it that many years ago, a high society gentleman was bitten by a rabid dog while walking around his farms. Very sick and with little time to live, he turned to the Faith in Nossa Senhora das Candeias and asked her that, if she granted him the miracle of saving him from that illness, he would have a party in her honor until his 5th generation, where he would give a blessed bread and a candle to each family.
Nossa Senhora das Candeias granted him this grace and he, along with his family, honored his promise. As soon as this honor ended on the part of the family, the act became a tradition and the people took care of it: every year, on February 2nd, a celebration is held in honor of Nossa Senhora das Candeias.
A popular belief is related to the weather: "if Nossa Senhora das Candeias is laughing, winter is coming, if she is crying, winter is passing".
In the afternoon, the band plays lively in the main square of the parish and everyone dances hard to "ribaldeiras" songs. The musicians, despite the cold, play avidly, leading to a genuine party atmosphere.
A Hail Mary should be said to the Virgin of Senhora das Candeias, also called Senhora da Luz, so that she enlightens us and guides us for another year."