Irish-brazilian designer Alex D'Paula is a talented Fashion Designer with a restless soul.
His work is grounded in the development of new shapes and exquisite finishes. He is a dedicated professional that believes clothes have a meaning and are not just for dressing.
Alex established his brand in 2009, straight out of university. Since then, the designer has showcased his work in platforms such as Fashion Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Capital Fashion week (Brasília, Brazil), Wuhan Fashion Week (Wuhan, China), Samsung Designer of the Year (Dublin, Ireland), Budweiser Dream Job (Ireland).
As a womenswear designer, he has extensive experience in collection development, ready-to-wear, evening-wear, hand crafted tailoring, knitwear, and bespoke fashion. Not to mention his expertise in corporate projects and uniforms, having developed uniform projects for Vodafone Ireland, PaddyPower, Semi-Novos Localiza and Usiminas.
2005 – to date Creative Director and Fashion Designer @ Alex D'Paula [BH / Brazil | Dublin / Ireland]
2014 – 2017 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 – 2012 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 Finalist @ 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 Golden medal Fashion Designer and best collection @ FUMEC University Award - awarded a scholarship for the post-graduate program in the same university - [Brazil]
Education & Courses
2014 – 2016 The National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland / DIT, Dublin - Masters 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 - Pattern-making Experimental And Explorative Approaches I &II.
2010 FUMEC University Belo Horizonte / Brazil - Post-grad in Fashion Design.
2005 – 2009 FUMEC University Belo Horizonte / Brazil - Honours Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design.