Doris de Hilster

Brief info

Doris de Hilster is a Brazilian Clothes designer and entrepreneur who has a love for clothes and costumes. Starting in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Doris moved to California with scientist and artist husband David where she started her own line of clothes and costumes. In 2014, Doris moved to Florida and started working with alterations in high-end fashion, eventually working as a general manager of a dry cleaning business. Now she owns her own dry cleaning business started in 2022.

A Passion for People

To say that Doris is a “people person” is an understatement. Her clients love her and her friends even more. Doris brings her “carioca” (native of Rio de Janeiro) charm and love of life to everything she does.

Doris as Costume Designer

Doris started designing Brazilian Costumes in the 1990s in Long Beach California under her business name “Samba Collection”. It was quite successful and she became known world-wide for her work.

Doris Costume Highlights
  • 1998 Honored as a carnaval artist at UCLA in California as an internationally recognized carnaval artist for the world-wide carnaval arts tour
  • 1999 Launch of the Kia Motors “Rio” car in Seoul Korea
  • 2010 Rose Parade with 65 costumes on and around the Jack-in-the-Box float
  • Costumes on Dancing with the Stars (two times)
  • 2012 Chosen by Macy’s to display her costumes as part of Macy’s Brazilian designers theme
  • Honda Commerical (2009)
  • Honored designer at the Long Beach Fashion Week
  • 2014 Super bowl commercial