Native of Angola, the Heart of Africa, Susana moved to study in Portugal when she was just 14. Then she started working as a model throughout Europe treading some of the most famous catwalks and soon stood out for her flawless elegance and her intense and dreamy gaze.
After winning the Lisbon “Model of the Year” award in 1996, Susana decides to “taste” fashion in a different way. Once landed in Milan, she started working as a commercial for some famous brands, but her creative genius was not quite satisfied.
So, reinventing the places she visited and where she lived, melting her travel memories and cultural influences, Susana discovers herself as a shoe designer. Inspired by her background, she built up a strongly stylistic project, supported by the desire to create a captivating and sophisticated collection, designed for contemporary and cosmopolitan women.
Angolan roots, Portuguese education, job and life experiences throughout Europe become the multiple facets of the original collections by Susana Traça.