Júlio Torcato
Júlio Torcato completed his course in fashion at the Porto Fashion, Art and Techniques Academy in 1989. That same year he won the Portex (Spring/Summer) contest for young designers. This was followed by other awards, including the 1st Design award for Industrial Portex. He then began taking part in international trade shows, the first of which was Shem, in Paris, where he exhibited from 1989 to 1993. Since then, his name has been present at the main national fashion events, such as Moda Lisboa and later, Portugal Fashion. He also took part in several national and international fashion shows. 

In 1992, he opened his own fashion design and consultancy office, aimed at providing support to the textile and clothing industry. He has been responsible for the design and image of several national companies and labels, of note being Decénio, Queens, Lion of Porches, Salsa and Red Oak. At the same time, he has also developed his own label, "Júlio Torcato”. In 2008, he began the process of internationalising his label with the support of Associação Seletiva Moda Association. Of note were his participations in Poznan, Poland, in Brno, the Czech Republic, in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Angola Fashion Week in Luanda, Angola, at the Mozambique Fashion Week in Maputo, Mozambique and at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain. 

He is a regular member of contest juries, in particular Acrobactic and Modtíssimo. He was president of the International Jury for the IAF (International Apparel Federation) Award, which was part of the 28th World Fashion Convention. He is regularly invited to take part in conferences and lectures, of note being the "M & M – Marketing and Fashion 2006” conference at the Lisbon Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture, the "Textile Engineering Talks” at Beira Interior University, the "Santo Tirso International Seminar – Cultural Quarters: Experiences and Challenges” and the "Sustainable and Inclusive International Design Conference” in Guimarães. He has been lecturing at Beira Interior University since 2007, on the Fashion Design Master’s Degree Project. 

His work is mentioned in publications such as "Porto Cenários de Moda” (published by Porto 2001, S.A.), in the "Moda Portuguesa” book by Cristina Duarte and several articles in the national and foreign press.
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