A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andreia Chaves’ work had captured the attention of international media even before her graduation from Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy in 2010. Her critically acclaimed first series ‘InvisibleShoe’, launched in February 2011, has been featured in leading fashion publications and international exhibitions. Her work is collected by some of the greatest patrons of contemporary fashion. Andreia Chaves is best known for her innovative and distinctive visual approach, fusing craftsmanship, experimental materials and cutting edge technology to realize her footwear designs.
Now working between Europe and Brazil, Chaves is also an international design consultant for several companies: ‘Today I am excited about the potential of what can be brought to footwear design as well as the cross-fertilization between the worlds of fashion, art, architecture and industrial design.’