Just like a reborn phoenix, Fenix Nascimento is the representation of that strength of woman that never gives up, and every time she arises, she comes stronger!
After several days of labor, which seemed like a sign of a hard life ahead, Ms. Fenix was born in May 15th, 1989. She was born in Benguela, a city by the sea in Angola.
She barely survived the first days of her life, but this is a story of warrior.
She moved to Luanda as a newborn, where she learned how to provide for herself and her family, since she is the older of 7. At age 13 she was already selling customized denim bags, cakes, and used clothes at her school.
Now, mother of two, she moved to Lisbon, in Portugal, when she was 19 years old, got married and had her first child.
At some point (2014) she gave up paying the utility bills and bought her first sewing machine, (a used one), taught herself how to sew, and started selling her clothes on Facebook.
And that was only the beginning of many creative years to come:
In 2017 she showed her collection at Lisbon’s International Fair;
In 2018 she participated at the Afro Milan Fashion Week;
In 2018 she officially launched her brand and its shopping website;
In 2019 she launched 5 sold out collections, moved to the United States where she’s now living with her family.
Just like a phoenix, with every move, every change in her life she comes with fire and transforms challenges in successful stories.
Once in the U.S. she conquered the Instagram community in only two months, reaching more than 4k followers, and more than 700k impressions.
She’s a fierce supporter of social causes, the black community, and she’s passionate about the African culture.