Cristina Real was born in Lisbon in 1989. In 2009, she started her degree in Fashion Design in MODATEX, in Oporto. In December 2012, presented her finalist degree collection in the Young Creatives competition in Cascais. After she finished her degree, she started an internship with the Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura, in Lisbon, and became her assistant in the Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 13/14 collections.
On July 2014, she won the second place on the Sportswear category of the IDA (Internacional Design Awards) contest, in the United States of America. In February 2015, She represented Portugal, in a Young Europeans Designers Contest, in Customs in Oporto. Between March 2014 and March 2016, she presented her collections at Sangue Novo, the young designers competition of ModaLisboa.
Her brand comes from a crossroads of timeless ideas, a journey between the past and the future, the mutation of the natural state into a more urban, more futuristic universe.
The proposals of Cristina Real develop from straight lines that are being shaped through the joining of several elements. The mixture of cuts and materials leads us to explore the shape, the detail and the transformation of the piece. Each piece is unique and tells us a story.
Real Fantasy is a journey through the inspirational dream world, where the heterogeneity of different areas plays together (art, architecture and landscape).
The works of Roberto Burle Marx, Hélio Oiticica and Oscar Niemeyer (and their technical complexity) together with the joviality sensed in Rio de Janeiro, lead us to a journey where different fragments of creative expression are intersected.
The fusion of nature with the surrounding urban space originates a lightness of expressions: the simplicity and energy of a volleyball game, the joy of a sunset and its different shades, the calçadão and its aesthetics, the softness of beach vibes, the relativity of time and of thoughts, the ambiguity of classic and modern, the freedom of everything being possible in our cloud.
This collection is synonymous with the youthful spirit revolution, informal meetings, bold ideas and opening for new adventures: the mysticism of being and living unconcerned, the uncertainty of the future, the importance of momentary pleasure.
The materials are: silk satin, musseline, pleated musseline, textured twill, synthetic fur, neoprene and sequins.
The color palette includes pink, light pink, lilac, blue, light blue, green, yellow, beige and black.