Born in Lisbon, Susana graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon with a degree in Fashion Design. In her early career she held positions at Chanel, the trend forecasting agency, Peclers Paris, and Vanessa Bruno.

In 2007, she took on the role of Head Designer for Womenswear at Givenchy and in 2010 she was appointed Senior Designer at Chloé. Susana then moved to New York where she took up Design Director roles with both Gap Inc. and Rag & Bone, before moving back to Paris where she returned to Givenchy as Design Director in 2015.

‘I feel excited and honoured to join JOSEPH as Creative Director. I look forward to embracing the brand’s origins and to realign it with Joseph Ettedgui’s vision, creating a balance between fashion and a timeless wardrobe of luxury essentials.’