Every Piece Tells a Story

Azores Playground was created by its founder Soraia Costa's passion for fashion, which has been present in her life from an early age. As a child, when she lived in the Azores, she spent a lot of time with her grandmothers, both seamstresses and fashionistas.
Her maternal grandmother, with a lot of experience in the area and even with a seamstress in her charge, sewed for clients and for the family, making tailor-made pieces in Burda patterns. For as long as she can remember, Soraia has served as a model for her grandmother's creations. These are the memories that marked her path and planted the seed of passion for fashion.

When she was young, she wanted to pursue medicine, but her artistic streak was always present and, over the years, she created sets and clothes that she proudly presented to her family in small fashion shows. The key moment came when she was playing at a cousin's house and discovered a toy with fashion sketch decals.
From then on she knew she was born for it. Although she initially pursued science, her passion for fashion spoke louder and she graduated in Fashion Design in 2011. Since then, the project has been on the back burner, and after almost 10 years and after becoming a mother, in 2020 Soraia decided to move forward.

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