Felipe Oliveira Baptista (born in 1975) is a Portuguese
fashion designer. Felipe Oliveira Baptista was born in 1975
on the Portuguese Atlantic archipelago of the Azores. He
graduated from Kingston University in London, where he
studied design and fashion design. Thereafter he worked for
Max Mara, Christophe Lemaire and Cerruti. In 2003, he
founded his own label and now lives and works in Paris with
his wife and two children. In 2005, Baptista showed at Haute
Couture Week in Paris for the first time, which marked the
beginning of a relationship that would see the Fédération
Française De La Couture invite him to Shanghai to exhibit
his work two years later. Baptista debuted his accessories
line and staged his first ready-to-wear show at Paris
Fashion Week in 2009.
In addition to designing under his own name Baptista has
taken part in a number of high profile collaborations,
including ‘AW77' with Nike, which would see the sportswear
giant also commission a book; Baptista also collaborated
with Uniqlo in 2006.
His collections have been sold in stores such as Colette
and Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Podium in Moscow. He is
a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In
2010 he was appointed creative manager of Lacoste.