Estelita Mendonça are my last names and a personal project I've been designing for more than 10 years. Born in Porto in 1987, 20 years later I graduated from Oporto Fashion Academy. Since October 2010 I've been presenting collections at Portugal Fashion, but also I had the opportunity to present my work at Alta Roma and Pitti Uomo, in Florence.
Some of my previous works include feature films (Mau Mau Maria) and freelance work for Portuguese brands like Fresh Jealous and e-commerce styling for Farfetch. In 2012 I was granted with the Young Talent Award by the Fashion Awards Portugal and at that same year I made my first international show at Matadero, Madrid. A year later, I also presented at MQ Vienna Fashion Week. In 2016, I won an honourable mention as Best Designer at the Bloom Exhibition for the International Fashion Showcase in London, followed by an award in Fashion by Prémios Novos in Lisbon.