Inês Torcato, born in Porto, completed her bachelor's degree course in Fashion Design at ESAD Matosinhos in 2014. Previously, she had attended Soares dos Reis School of Arts and the University of Porto Faculty of Fine Arts, which had major influence on the aesthetic and experimental language of her work. In 2013, she won second prize in the "Nespresso Designer’s Contest”. The following year, she won first prize in the "L’Aiguille D’Or” competition by Atelier des Createurs. That same year, she presented her collection at Portugal Fashion's Bloom. In 2015, she won the "Best Collection” award, attributed by the public, and the "Best Pair of Women's Shoes” at the AcrobActic competition with her "Ícaro” collection, which she was later invited to display at Anabela Baldaque's shop in Lisbon. In 2016, she was one of the winners of Portugal Fashion's Bloom Competition, where she took second place. She also won the Vogue award, attributed by the public at the Porto Fashion Film Festival with the film "Icarus".