Cindy Monteiro is young Cape Verdean, fashion designer of 26 years old. She was born in Switzerland, and she has grown between Switzerland and Cape Verde. She studied in France, in Lyon and Paris. By the time, she developed her own style, not forgetting her roots, incremented by the environment in which she lived, very soberly associating glamour, elegance, but also the ambivalence between strength and sensitivity of the Cape Verdean woman. She privileges fitted and straight cuts, light textures, sober colors, and lightweight materials, adapted to the climate of Cape Verde. Really close to her roots and as a real nature lover, she likes to have it represented in her designs by ecological and natural fabrics, like: jute fabrics, cotton, and sugar cane crafts. Most of the fabrics are hand painted by her. She lunched her brand: CM; on December 7, 2013 in Praia, Cape Verde. And she devoted herself to develop the Cape Verdean fashion industry, participating in some events like the first Hair Styling Show; VaissFashion Day; She represented her country at the African Fashion Reception in Paris; She has been the Cape Verde First Lady fashion designer; and by it she had the chance to send to the last United State First Lady: Michelle Obama, who kindly sent her a letter thanking her for the dress.


September 2017

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