Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gabriela Sakate graduated from SENAC in 2007.
Gabriela’s style, accentuated by feminine tailoring and minimalist shapes, was immediately apparent in her first collection which she presented in 2008 at SPFW. That collection won her the prize for Best Stylist in the "Talents Senac" contest, and she was also awarded a scholarship to study at the University ESMOD Paris. During this period, Gabriela worked with reputable national brands and as a consultant developing projects for several companies.
In 2009, she graduated from the University ESMOD Paris and Central Saint Martins London.
In 2010, Gabriela returned to Brazil and immediately won another award, this time from “Casa de Criadores.” At that time, she launched her own label and began to be part of the event’s official line-up. In 2011 she was invited by TexBrasil (a program created by ABIT in partnership with Apex-Brazil) to join the group BtoBe (Brazilians to Be). It was this invitation and its accompanying support which enabled her to begin presenting her collections abroad. From there Gabriela:
2011 - presented her collection in Lisbon Castelo de Sao Jorge.
2012 - presented her collection and participated in a press meeting in New York, at the prestigious Hotel Americano.
2013 - presented her collection in London for buyers and journalists at the Embassy of Brazil. Fashion show in London and participation at the fair "Who's Next", in Paris.
2014 - Fashion show at the fair "Colombiatex" in Medellin, Colombia.
Participation in the fair "Who's Next," Paris.
In 2013, Marie Claire UK named Gabriela Sakate as one of "The five new best designers in the world to watch." Later in 2013, she received the prize "Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro," as a young talent that stood out in the country.
In June 2014, Gabriela Sakate appeared yet again in international press, being featured in the newspaper "El País" in Spain and "The Sunday Times" and "The Telegraph" in the UK. It was “The Telegraph” which stated that Gabriela Sakate’s brand is "one of the 5 Brazilian brands that the world must observe.”