With a degree in Communication, Paulo Gonçalves is APICCAPS’ Communications Director and Spokesperson, Portuguese Soul’s Director and President of Oporto’s Cáritas Diocesana. He’s also the mentor of the internationally award-winning Portuguese Shoes - The sexiest Industry in Europe campaign.
Graduated in Communication at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, specializing in journalism, Patrícia Barnabé was editor-in-chief of Vogue Portugal for 15 years. Today she writes about the world, Portugal and her talent in the UP, the inboard magazine of Tap Air Portugal, collaborates with Máxima, now online, and subscribes to articles for Prinçipal and Portuguese Soul magazines, APICCAPS, among other projects connected to fashion, culture and lifestyle.
Joana Astolfi is an architect, plastic artist, collector and voyeuse. Astolfi graduated in Architecture in England. She lived and worked twelve years away from Portugal, between London, Munique, LA and Venice where she integrated the Fabrica (Benetton Creative Research Center) Team for two years. In 2009 she sets up the Studio Astolfi, an atelier with a team of 20 collaborators: architects, designers, craftsman and sculptors.
Filipe Faísca lives and works in Lisbon, where he graduated in Fashion Design for IADE. In 1991 he integrated the Official Selection for Mediterranean European Young Creative Biennale in Spain and presented his first collection at ModaLisboa. In 1993 he was Ana Salazar’s assistant, and later on opened his own atelier where he dedicated his craft to multiple projects simultaneously.