Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fashion RIO!!!

Fashion Rio ended last week and well, it’s always nice to see what interests the world. And a world where the models have been dominating the international catwalks must be promoting some very fun clothing. Now these collections are called Autumn/Winter 2007 but the reality is that this is Spring/Summer clothing for all us folk living in the Northern Hemisphere, so please take some cues and enjoy a fun summer wardrobe. Put ideas away, because my hunch is the season is around the corner faster than you think...

Marcia Ganem should some revolutionary fashions that were part punk, part little black cocktail dress. This is a fashion house to watch.

Victor Dzenk, what a show! This collection was completely Brazilian, from a colourful collection that is fun and endearing.

Animale- Ohh I have been following this line for a couple of collections now, and while this wasn’t my favorite show, their designs are always fashion forward and definitely not PETA friendly.

Maria Bonita Extra- This collection was fun and refreshing, loved the whimsy and flirtation that all these minutely baggy pieces with kitschy flare had.

Graça Ottoni, this is Brazil’s version of Calvin Klien, the lines are simple, the collection is muted and there are pieces very similar to last seasons Marc Jacobs sheer jersey knits.

St.Ephigenia, was rich and colorful. There was a doll like presence to the show. I am not sure what attracted me the most to this collection; I do know the show accessories of extreme platform shoes gave me a minute embolism.

Tessuti, one of the standout collections this past week at Fashion Rio, the collection is tailored, chic and really stunning. The lines are beautiful while being fashion forward which is hard in trend based year of patterns. They freely enjoyed the flowing prints while embracing body hugging curves.

And my hands down favorite collection from every show last week has to go to Eliza Conde, passionate about fashion since the age of 18, attending the Italian Academy of Fashion in Florence, she has set her sights on dressing the Brazilian women astonishingly. This trendsetter has her pulse on the beat with effervescent trend scoping worldwide and her fashion can be adorned internationally, if they were available. I loved it, it was magnificent and breathtaking!

1 comment:

Mo said...

Oh I love the Eliza Conde pieces you put up. Makes me long for warm weather and fun with the cloths.