Jose Rui LOpes was born in Luanda, Angola and is a son of one of the most prestigious couturiers in the country in the 80s.
He left to Zimbabwe in 1999 where he settled and enrolled in Amazing Fashion School, a local house of designers in Harare. In 2002, settled his own atelier designing for locals and foreign clients and in 2004 showcased his first collection at Cotton Fashion Fair. While at the Amazing Fashion School, enrolled at Thomson Education Direct from USA where he was also a fashion design student, a distance learning course.
In 2005 returned home and has been showcasing his work mostly in the neighbouring countries working for men's and women's range.
He owns Rui LOpes and Afrikanus brands. The first has been used for glamour outfits and second one for the African trends.
Since his arrival in Angola, has been invited for many fashion shows nationwide, tv presentations and talk shows.
Showasing at Fashions Finest London Fashion Week show