In 2012 Montes graduated with honors degree from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem. After being nominated for the national Lichting award 2012, Montes founded his label to focus on developing his signature. With the support of Philips Lighting he started creating up-cycled fiberglass materials made from his own studio in Arnhem. Illuminosa was created in 2013 and presented as the national debut collection at Amsterdam Fashion Week January 2014. With support from Creative Industries Fund NL Montes was able to research architectural materials, using professional weaving machines. Creating luxurious fabrics with sustainable materials.
Velero was designed and developed in collaboration with TextileLab Tilburg. This project was based on his passion and personal connection with the maritime world. The collection was created in 2014 and presented in Amsterdam February 2015. Velero was nominated by the British Council for the IFS award 2016. After presenting the Resolver experiment at Amsterdam Fashion Week, Montes started working on Tormenta. The concept of Tormenta reflects a Storm around the body and consists of 6 nylon material categories that were recycled from fishing nets. Tormenta was presented during Paris Fashion Week in September, and during FIAC October 2017. After his international debut Tormenta was nominated for the 33rd Hyères award 2018. In 2019 Montes was awarded with the international Re-FREAM 55.000 euro prize.