I went to Sao Paulo fashion week to learn about Brazilian fashion, and I was surprised and impressed with what I saw. (I was also tickled by some extreme looks that came down the runways–extreme looks are de rigueur on the runway and most folks don’t get to see them–and so I wrote a lighthearted humorous post about them. Some folks were amused, many were not. So it goes.)
Brazilian fashion, I learned, is much more than colorful printed beachwear and bikinis (though Brazil does both those things exceedingly well). Here are five Brazilian labels that should be on your radar. There are, of course, lots more to know about but here’s a start.
*My travel and accommodations for Sao Paulo fashion week, courtesy ABEST (Associação Brasileira de Estilistas).
**All photos: © Agência Fotosite/Zé Takahashi via FFW.com.br