We’re here to provide a rundown of the best of São Paulo Fashion Week. This year, we witnessed a burst of creativity and style, showcasing the vibrant diversity of Brazilian fashion. Here are highlights from some of the most remarkable designers.
- Gefferson Vila Nova made a stunning debut with his collection, “Abstrato”, inspired by landscape artist Burle Marx’s functional aesthetic. With designs evoking lightness and a sea breeze, Vila Nova combined expansive forms with a color palette in black, navy, white, and cream. Details such as voluminous pockets and eyelets on tank tops added a touch of sophistication to the collection.
- Rio-based Gih Caldas presented “Flipping Kites and Dreams,” a reflection on mental health and visual arts as therapy. This collection of light tailoring and genderless forms, presented at the Iguatemi Shopping Mall, stood out for kite prints inspired by the works of Cândido Portinari.
- The Ponto Firme project shone with an exquisite crochet collection. Showcased in the corridors of the Copán, the collection was inspired by avatars created by artificial intelligence, materializing three-dimensional, multicolored designs thanks to the painstaking manual work of a group of 30 artisans led by Gustavo Silvestre.
- “Pop Ancestral” is the name of the collection presented by Meninos Rei. This duo explored Afrofuturism and the influence of black culture throughout time. Brothers Junior Rocha and Céu Rocha honored their Afro-Brazilian roots with colorful prints and vibrant graphic designs.
- Tom Martins, in partnership with Spanish Paula Ulargui, wowed with an innovative technique of Biodesign. His four looks showcased living creations of natural plants growing on felt, a biodegradable fabric, highlighting the importance of environmental responsibility in fashion.
- Ronaldo Silvestre, a regular on this runway, returned with an eclectic proposal filled with color and freedom of shapes. From loose jeans to vests and knitted sweaters, his collection presented a diversity of cuts in warm tones and childlike prints.
In summary, São Paulo Fashion Week was a celebration of innovation and style. We are excited to see how these designers and their unique visions will continue to influence global fashion. Until the next edition!