After 22 years of homegrown success, the brand is ready to take the rest of the world on vacation.
In a city with significant African influence, three Afro-Brazilian designers are shaping the conversation on fashion as Black expression.
Including Gisele's iconic hair.
Plus, recently discovered Princess Diana dresses are set to go to auction.
And Estee Lauder is being sued for false advertising claims.
And Taylor Schilling rocks some serious orange (... Is the New Black) on the cover of 'Allure.'
In celebration of the World Cup, we take a look at the products and treatments used by a nation whose women are exceedingly preoccupied with their hair.
Hot off the heels of announcing its involvement in a worldwide women's empowerment movement (alongside Beyonce and Salma Hayek), Gucci has taken part in another extremely noble cause: Preserving the rainforests of Brazil without compromising the aesthetic taste or quality of its products. The brand is releasing a range of three handbags, each created through a method causing literally zero deforestation in the Amazon. Oh and each handbag comes with a cattle 'passport' that details "the precise history of the chain of supply, from the birth of the cow to the beautiful final product." Very moo-ving.
The only trend bigger than designers doing mass collabs is designers doing Brazilian-themed mass collabs (see: Francisco Costa's collection for Macy's and their recent ode to Brazil). Derek Lam is the latest to journey to Rio for a collection.
Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen and her signature feature have graced more magazines than we can possibly count. That Brazilian backside has take
In news that doesn’t involve Gisele’s possible baby bump, the supermodel returned home to Brazil this week to do some good. Mrs. Tom Brady is sponsoring a model search competition called Top CUFA (like “Top Model” but with a higher cause).
Lea T. took to the runway in São Paulo Saturday night in celebration of Elle Brazil's 24th anniversary--but her turn on the catwalk marked an impor
Fans of Francisco Costa's chic, unfussy minimalism, for whom Calvin Klein Collection is a little out of reach, price-wise, rejoice: The designer's lim
While in Brazil for Sao Paulo Fashion Week, I had the strange experience of doing something that would be unthinkable in the United States: I went around asking young women about their breasts. Namely, if they were fake or not. Let me explain: We heard a rumor that Brazilian models often had small implants dubbed "Brazilian Bs," and that implants of this kind were pretty commonplace. Naturally, I asked around to see if this was a real thing. Again, I don't need to explain the kind of shocked reaction I would have gotten in America--but in Brazil: NBD. Actually, Brazilians couldn't understand why I had been so shy to ask. And the general consensus? Most young women said that yes, "many" or even "most" of their friends have breast implants. They agreed that, unlike in the U.S. perhaps, most women in Brazil opt for smaller, more natural-looking implants. The reason for the rise of surgeries in Brazil is no secret:
An investigative report out of Brazil has found that Zara's Brazilian suppliers contracted with factories which subjected workers to hazardous "slave-like" working conditions and employed at least one girl aged 14. According to Repórter Brasil, who broke the story, and Made in Brazil (who translated the report), AHA Indústria e Comércio de Roupas Ltda., a supplier that Zara uses to contract with factories to produce their garments in Brazil, has been under investigation by São Paulo’s Bureau of Labor and Employment since May. The Bureau of Labor and Employment found that 52 people were working in unsafe and unsanitary conditions at at one of the factories contracted by AHA Indústria to produce pants for Zara Brazil. Workers were made to work 16-hour shifts in windowless factories, earning only between R$274 and R$460 a month (that's $170 to $286), which is below Brazil's minimum wage of R$545 ($339) . In another inspection, a 14-year-old girl was found working "under slave-like conditions" at another factory in São Paulo contracted by AHA Indústria for Zara.