Don’t be fooled by the shoes that he’s got. He is still Armando from the block. And he talked to us on the eve of his flagship store opening, in Lisbon.

It was only when a London modeling agency told him “no” three times that Armando Cabral decided to be a model. After all, he had already been approached by other agencies, his family and strangers on the street about a fashion career and couldn’t understand why those people, in particular, were rejecting him. He discovered that his photo book wasn’t good enough. So, he saved money,  researched exactly what they were looking for, bought an entire new wardrobe, hired a photographer, rehearsed the poses and went back. He was in.

“I have a way of describing luck. For me, luck isn’t something that falls in your lap.Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity”.