Nuno Gama was born in Azeitão, and graduated in Fashion Design by Citex, in Porto. He began his collaboration with the textile industry very early on and began selling his collections in selected stores in Lisbon and Porto. In 1993, he launched his brand, which has since been presented at ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week.
Along with the development of its collections, he often collaborates in the creation of wardrobes for dance and theatre shows and develops uniforms for various entities. In 1999, he began his work as coordinator of the Maconde Group's Man collection.
In 2005, he launched the "Gama de Casa" at ModaLisboa and started his collaboration with Pinho Vieira brand. In the following year, he returned with Gavesa Lda and continued to develop the "Gama de Joalharia" and "Gama de casa" lines.
In 2008, he inaugurated his Store & Atelier, in Porto.
In May 2010 and April 2012, he was invited to join Fashion Week of Poland, FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland, within the scope of the exchange partnership established between this organization and ModaLisboa. In February 2012 he moved his company to Lisbon and opened his shop & studio in Príncipe Real.
In 2014, he was invited to represent Portugal at Prague Fashion Week, Poland Fashion Week and Dragon Fashion Week - Brazil. In the same year, he developed the new uniforms of the restaurants Aura and D. Castellana.
In March 2016, in the context of ModaLisboa, he presented the autobiographical film "50's Nuno Gama" at the CCB. In September he presented the fall / winter collection 16/17 at the his gala celebrating his 50th & 30th career, at Casino Estoril, in favour of the Portuguese Red Cross. In November, he launched his ninth line of sport and is named by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences of NY in the category of best show of the year.
In 2017, he presented the collection Summer 18 in Showcase ModaPortugal, held at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, during the Men's Fashion Week. In September, of the same year, he launched, along with BMW Portugal, Mini Gama Gentleman and a 2nd Sport version, nicknamed Quinas.
In December 2018, he opened the Maison Nuno Gama in Rua Nova da Trindade 1, in Chiado, in Lisbon. A cozy space especially dedicated to the contemporary urban man, where customers and admirers of the Portuguese designer's work can find his ready-to-wear and tailoring collections, as well as accessories and footwear.
PORTUGAL & THE GRAIL
In 1434, this tiny nation weded between the Atlantic and Iberia set sail on a marvelous migratory journey of tolerance wich would change the world forever.
This is the legacy that we have wisely shared in order to expand our consciousness and praise life in all its splendor.
The oceans continue to be full of sea monsters but the human adventure keeps on going, and the space that “divides” us doesn’t boil down to our belly buttton, our street or city. Because despite our differrences, our gods or tragedies, we find ourselves more intertwined in a multidisciplinary rediscovery that speaks to the very heart of the human genesis.
This timeless renewal of tasting the world at our table should necer stop, because after that all we will have left are the bees.
The style has been created through the overlaying of multiple references wich have come from emmories of rtavles, concepts, shapes, details or materials, each of them more noble, more inteligent, but also as part of endless beauty of all that is handmade. Divided between a return to formal wardrobe and a more cool attitude in relation to self-comfort, re-creating new looks, without geograpich limitations and by beigns enriched from the endless experiences shared throught this time in the world.
With ckimate change, we now see the absolute return of shorts to the city, to our lives, in all garments and all attitudes.
We wake up to a peaceful dawn of fresh paired colors: grey, beige, khaki and blues, that with the arrival of the summer heat are filled with strengh and vigor contrasting with turquoise, petroleum and plum , all enhanced by yellow lemon. All this without losing sight of the objective praphics of black & white evidenced by the eternal beauty of chrysanthemum red.
This year marks 25th anniversary of Nuno Gama brand, with a new stores in Chiado district and one more collection with a booked journey in the time machine of Portuguese culture, at the Ancient Art Museum where we have an appointment with “my” S. Vicente de For a panels.
Thank you & see you soon.