Alberto Sabino, born on July 2, 1952 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, moved to Rio de Janeiro shortly after his birth. He obtained a postgraduate degree in economics. He has lived inDüsseldorf, München, Cascais
In 1980, Sabino was working at the Chase Manhattan Bank in Rio de Janeiro when he decided to move to Germany. He travelled throughout Europe, from Greece to Norway, to experience the different cultures and landscapes. These travels would later provide sources for inspiration to his designs.
After a year living in Europe, Sabino went back to Rio de Janeiro to start a fashion jewelry business with his family. The important Brazilian soap opera writer, Gilberto Braga, wroteBrilhante, a story about a jewelry designer, Luisa, played by Vera Fischer. Luisa had a partner, and Alberto Sabino used to go to Rede Globo Studios at Usina, to teach Vera Fischer about jewelry and to build the set for Luisa's atelier.
Sabino's collections were presented at official fashion shows in Rio de Janeiro and sold all over the country and abroad. In the beginning of the 1990s, Sabino decided to move to Europe to try a new market for the business, living in Portugal with his beloved Tania. The distance didn't help to improve the relationship with the partners. Tania wanted Alberto to rent a Quinta in Sintra and begin a new life as a writer. They finally decided to live in Cascais and started to travel very often. By that time Alberto Sabino made his first trip to the Orient: China and Hong-Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Bali and other countries. The signs to a renewed jewelry designer started to grow. They lived surrounded by beauty, not only nature, but also nice hotels like Cipriani in Venice, Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, Hotel d'Inghilterra in Rome, many small and charming "Relais et Châteaux" in France, The Four Seasons, in Milan; a long and expressive list.
This "fairy tale" was not so perfect, though, and Alberto Sabino decided do go back to Brazil, where he started to design pieces for his own brand. In 1996 the first Official Alberto Sabino Collection was introduced to the press, beginning a new era for the designer.