Nuno da Costa was born in London to Portuguese parents. A gifted artist from an early age, after studying Modern Languages and Hispanic and Latin American cultural studies at King’s College London, da Costa opted to pursue a career in fashion illustration.
With an instinct for colour and a bold, contemporary line, Nuno da Costa fuses conventional mediums – gouache, watercolour, ink and pastels – with digital technology and an inherently graceful touch. Collaborating with leading hair and make-up artists and stylists, by assimilating the high production values of fashion photography into his concepts, da Costa has developed a singular illustration style. Blurring the lines between traditional drawing and contemporary photography, his vision presents new possibilities for both.