Fátima Lopes, born in Madeira Island, decides
in 1990 to follow her dream of fashion and moves to Lisbon. Two years later,
Fátima Lopes launches her own brand and opens her first Fátima Lopes boutique. Her talent and work was quickly recognized.
In 1995, Fátima Lopes brand debutes in the major portuguese
fashion event, Portugal Fashion, and at the same time it begins to be
presented at several french fashion fairs.
The House and PFW
1998 was a great year. Fátima Lopes opened her House in Bairro Alto, one of the trendiest places in Lisbon, a building with 1200m2. In the House, we can find a boutique, her creation studio and atelier, a bar and also her own and special model’s agency, Face Models. In March 1999, Fátima Lopes became the first Portuguese Fashion Designer to present in “Paris Fashion Week” alongside with the most talented and recognized international fashion designers. Since then, Fátima Lopes collections are presented in Paris twice a year.
the world’s most expensive bikini
Always bold and brave, the designer surprised
the world when in 2000 she walked in the catwalk with the world’s most
expensive bikini, valued one million dollars, all in gold and diamonds. This
was mentioned all around the world and it’s remembered until today.
In 2001 Fátima Lopes creates her first collection of haute jewelry, followed by luxury collections of eyewear, writing instruments. The brand is also extended to exquisite collections of china, cutlery, crystals, home textiles and glazed tiles.
the biggest recognition
In 2006, Fátima Lopes was granted with one of the greatest honors of the Portuguese Republic. She was honored with the title of Comendadora da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique by His Excellency the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio. This recognition was a result of her services in the expansion of Portuguese culture or knowledge of Portugal, its history and its values.
PFW and the Eiffel Tower
In 27th September 2011, Fátima Lopes 2012
summer collection called Lévitation had opening honors in Paris Fashion Week.
Once again surprising the world by presenting the first fashion show ever at the
most iconic french monument, the Eiffel Tour.
Magnificent projects, exquisite results
Fátima Lopes has seen her work recognized in
all areas, and sport is no exception. In 2005, she assumed the creation of
the official outfits for the National Football Team. In 2011, she became
responsible for the formal official image of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in
partnership with Grasil factory. In 2012, came the invitation to create clothing for the all new and prestigious hotel "Conrad" in Quinta do Lago,
Algarve. The result embodied the magnificence of the hotel.
In March 2013, Fátima Lopes launches her first
fragrance, named Be Mine. The
designer created the concept and image while Aurélien Guichard, from Givaudan
developed the perfume. The result was an intensely elegant, unique and sensual
In the beggining of 2015, Fátima Lopes creates her first commercial Shoes Collection. With two lines, one more sophisticated "Fátima LOpes" and one more casual: FL
by Fátima Lopes. The AW 2015 collection is presented at PFW, once again, in
the Eiffel Tour. Fátima Lopes returns this way to the Eiffel Tower to present her Black
Beginning of Micam & opening of online shop;
In January,2016, Fátima Lopes opens a new multi-function Space in the new trendy zone in Lisbon - Rua Rodrigues Sampaio nr 96, with Fátima Lopes Atelier & Showroom and her models's Agency Face Models.
In April presents for the first time one collection in the Middle East, with a big Fashion Show in Abu Dhabi.
Continuing the bet on the footwear, Fatima Lopes starts presenting her Shoes collections at MICAM in Milan & Opens a Fatima Lopes Online Shop.
In October is invited to join the delegation of five people representing Portugal in the event "2016 Guangdong International Diplomacy Week"
25th anniversary of Fatima Lopes brand
2017 is the year of the 25th anniversary of Fatima Lopes brand. To celebrate the date, Fatima Lopes prepared a very special fashion Show in the same place where everything started, the "Convento do Beato" in Lisbon.
In parallel, in the cloisters of the convent, were exposed 25 of the most emblematic outfits of the 25 years of the brand.
2018 was a year of consolidation, where the brand was present in all the usual and important Fashion events, for both collections FW2018/19 and SS2019. The Footwear In MICAM Milan and the Fashion Shows in Paris Fashion Week & in Lisbon.
20th anniversary in Paris Fashion Week
Janeiro 2019 Fátima Lopes began the year the best way, receiving for the fourth consecutive year, the prize "5 Stars" awarded by the public as the "Fashion Personality".
In February 26, Fatima Lopes celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Fátima Lopes in Paris Fashion Week. The designer became the first Portuguese fashion designer presenting her collection in Paris Fashion week in March
1999 and is the only one celebrating twenty years. The 41th Fashion show, collection for FW2019/20 was inspired in her roots and presented at the Embassy of Portugal with the theme "Portugal" with the purpose to pay homage to her national Pride.
The day after the show Fatima Lopes receives another prize, an important recognition by the "Institut du Monde Lusophone" in Paris.