Renata Estefan is a fashion designer based in Paris where. She worked for Hermès, Stéphane Rolland and Nensi Dojaka. Her personal work is known for its chic and modern style.
Renata graduated in 2017 from the MA FASHION ( Womenswear) , at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, the most prestigious fashion graduate program in the world. Her work was previously seen and selected by the legendary MA director Louise Wilson, OBE. Her graduation collection was the only one in the course focused on the ethical and sustainable use of materials.
Renata graduated with Distinction from the Graduate Diploma in Fashion , also at Central Saint Martins. Among her mentors were some of the most briIliant course directors in the world such as David Kappo, Patrick Lee Yow, Elisa Palomino and Fabio Piras.
Renata spent a gap year in Brazil, teaching fashion portfolio development to students intending to apply to programs in Europe's greatest universities.
She delivered a series of Conferences and founded the first and only Fashion School in the country specialized in training students on applying for jobs and highly competitive MA programs in Europe.
Her students have got offers at brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, Nina Ricci, Ellus, Osklen, Lemaire and Céline. Others won some of the highest prizes in the industry under her mentoring, such as the LVMH Prize and the BFC scholarships.
In 2009, Renata Estefan won first prize in the Fashion Category in Rio de Janeiro at the Brazilian National Exam. In 2012, her BA collection was awarded top marks from all the judges and set the standard for future candidates. For her final BA project she wrote a meticulous 200-page book on the study of visual language communication. To this day, her book continues to be used as an example of excellent research, analysis and presentation.
Alongside her fashion work, Renata leads a team of animal rescuers in Brazil. She is the founder and director of the Estefan Institute, the first institute in the world to pioneer ‘Liberatory Spaces’, which offer a dignified life for birds born in captivity.