Daniela de Souza was born in 1987 in Manaus, Brazil, and introduced to the world of fashion at the age of 12, when a modeling school was looking for new talents.


Daniela de Souza moved to Zurich, Switzerland to take the next step into her modeling career. Along with her modeling career, she also had a passion for studying languages. Daniela de Souza speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, Italian, and her mother language Portuguese.


In 2011 she attended a summer design course at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, one of the best fashion universities in the world. A year after, she moved to Milan to continue her studies at the Istituto Marangoni where Daniela de Souza learned to create her imagined dresses into reality. With her experiences from the Salzburg Festival, admiring the richness and variety of styles seen in the most prestigious music festival she decided to create her brand in Salzburg, Austria.


After completing her fashion design degree at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, she founded "atelier Daniela de Souza" in the heart of the fashion district of Milan, Italy. With her refined taste for fashion, she developed a unique and authentic style inspired by her multicultural experiences, creating a blend of traditional and modern fashion designs. 

Since the foundation of her new atelier in Milan, she earned the awareness as a highly qualified fashion designer combining sartorial quality with a very refined, sophisticated, and elegant style among a top made to measure clientele from all over the world.


The atelier is situated in a historical palace in via Gerolamo Morone 6. The heart of the fashion district of Milan, few steps from the Teatro Alla Scala, and via Montenapoleone. 


The atelier welcomes its clients into an elegant atmosphere. It has long been the headquarter of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana. 


The brand is based on made in Italy. We work with the finest materials that clients may select from a large stock of high-quality fabrics such as silk jacquard, tulle laces, and macrame. All fabrics are acquired from our weekly trips to the main center of the high Italian fabric industry in Como and our monthly trip to the major international centers like New York, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai to provide our clients a vast choice and a bespoke treatment.


The designer Daniela de Souza creates for each single client unique made to measure creations that combine high quality of silk, precious lace, and macrame with a rich made by hand embroideries.