The just finished leading Brazilian fashion revelry Fashion Rio staged more than twenty five catwalk shows by a range of talented designers representing the forthcoming trends for the next austral summer season.
Based on the theme Colorpop, the event was opened with the Rio Moda Hype show which featured a mix of graphic, retro and modern designs by five new young brands, including Bruna Santini (Unak), Lais Abbate and Beatriz Tavares (Over there), Mariana Aguiar (Marie Raz), Bridges Helena (Helena Pontes ), Ana and Daniela Wambier Sabbag (Wasabi).
Popular label Elus 2nd Floor took inspiration from the famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein for its latest runway collection. Styled as nurses, the models walked in transparent 1960s inspired ensembles. Made of mesh neoprene, jeans, organza and silk, the 32-piece sport and beachwear mixed collection was based on shades of orange, pink, apple green, black and white.
The history of Brazil played an inspiration behind the designer duo Thomaz and Sharon Azulay’s new collection. The creative directors of the fashion label Blue Man used historical references as the base of their designs. Infusing Portuguese elements like tiles with crazy prints of flora and fauna, the line included bikinis, one-piece swimsuits and bikini jeans.
The holiday mood of Italian summers, replete with background scores by Dean Martin and Sophia Loren, was recreated at brand Salinas’ show. Blending classic shapes of the 50s with the glamour of modern days, designer Jacqueline De Biase featured polka dotted bikinis, shorts, hot pants, straw silk ties and belted short dresses.