Alex D'Paula is an Irish based talented Fashion Designer with a restless soul and curiosity.
His work is grounded in the development of new shapes. He is a dedicated professional that believes clothes have a meaning and are not just for dressing.
As a womenswear designer, he has extensive experience in collection development, ready-to-wear, evening-wear, hand crafted tailoring, knitwear, and bespoke. Not to mention his expertise in corporate projects and uniforms.
In fact, he's the Winner of Vodafone Uniform Competition 2014 and one of the 5 finalist contestants of the Budweiser Dream Job Competition (2015).
2005 – to date Fashion Designer @ Alex D'Paula [BH / Brazil | Dublin / Ireland]
2014 – to date Creative Director and Fashion Designer @ A.GRANDT [Dublin / Ireland]
2013 – 2014 Visual Merchandiser Menswear & Window Display@ HOUSE OF FRASER [Dublin / Ireland]
2011 – 2013 Senior Visual Merchandiser. @ GAP [Dublin / Ireland]
2006 – 2011 Senior Womenswear Designer and Company’s Partner @ RENATO LOUREIRO [Belo Horizonte / Brazil]
2015 Second Place winner @ The Budweiser Dream Job Competition [Ireland]
2014 Excellence Award Winner @ WUHAN FASHION WEEK - [China]
2014 Winner @ The Vodafone Design Uniform Competition - [Ireland]
2013 Finalists @ The Samsung Designer Of The Year - [Ireland]
2009 Runner Up @ MG Launches New Creators - Competition To Discover New Potential Designers in the State of Minas Gerais. [Brazil]
2009 Gold medal in the Fashion Design course, awarded with a scholarship of 50% for a post-graduate course. FASHION DESIGN - FUMEC. [Brazil]
Education & Courses
2014 – 2016 The National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland / DIT Dublin - Master in Tailoring & Bespoke Fashion.
2013 University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins London / UK - Draping Womenswear.
2011 University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins London / UK - Patternmaking Experimental And Explorative Approaches.
2010 FUMEC University Belo Horizonte / Brazil - Master in Fashion Design.
2005 – 2009 FUMEC University Belo Horizonte / Brazil - Degree in Fashion Design.