Felipe Oliveira Baptista

Creative Director, Mentor of the Master in Creative Direction

Felipe Oliveira Baptista

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, born in Portugal in 1975, is a celebrated fashion designer whose career spans over two decades across various esteemed fashion houses.

As the Artistic Director at Kenzo and Creative Director at Lacoste, Felipe rejuvenated these iconic brands with his innovative designs. His versatility shone through in his collaboration with Nike and a signature capsule collection for Uniqlo. He co-founded FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA, where he served as Artistic Director, blending contemporary design with artistic expression.

Felipe’s influence extends into the art world with notable exhibitions like Unfolding at Untitled19 Gallery in Paris and a retrospective at MUDE in Lisbon. His collaboration with artist Julião Sarmento and the photography book Lisboa highlight his artistic versatility.

Recipient of several accolades, including being named Comendador by the President of Portugal and winning the ANDAM/LVMH Fashion award twice, Felipe’s early success at the Festival International des Arts de la Mode d’Hyères set a precedent for his career. His work exemplifies the fusion of creativity with practical design, establishing him as a dynamic and respected figure in the fashion industry.