Spring 2012 Sao Paulo
Ashton Kutcher Returns to Modeling, Walks Half the Runway for Colcci at Sao Paulo Fashion Week
SAO PAULO--If you blinked, you might have missed it. Ashton Kutcher walked the runway for Brazilian label Colcci last night at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. And he didn't seem too thrilled about it either, despite the hefty paycheck he undoubtedly received for making the brief appearance. Perhaps he was sad to be without his wife, who accompanied him to last season's show when he walked for the label for the first time. Kutcher, who got his start has a model, opened the show alongside Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a mariniere with the sleeves casually pushed up, cuffed jeans and white oxfords. Ambrosio wore far less--a bright orange swimsuit with a cropped puffer coat (makes total sense, right?). Kutcher and Ambrosio also star in the label's print campaign. Kutcher looked good if a bit lackluster and scratched his back as he walked down the runway next to a smiling Ambrosio.
Tufi Duek Spring 2012: Textured and Tribal
SAO PAULO--For Spring 2012 (yes, we're already thinking about spring in Sao Paulo), designer Tufi Duek infused his collection with tribal motifs: metal bands around models' arms and thighs framed quirky paneled mini dresses done in couch-upholstery-thick fabrics. Some dresses were printed and had flouncy skirts, while others were stark white and had cleaner shift-like silhouettes with contrast black seams to create chevron-esque patterns. The collection verged on Pocahontas at times--models' hair was styled pin straight and parted down the middle and leggings were laced up in leather--but it never crossed the line into over-the-top schtick. And despite the thick heavy fabrics, the collection had an overall light, fresh feel. Heavy beaded tunic tops were rendered delicate, held together with dainty straps across the back. Take a look: