On December 9, singer Christina Aguilera wore a knit dress by Brazilian label Gig while participating in the U.S. reality show The Voice. The black, sleeveless dress has silver lurex fibers.
The item was specially developed to be sold by Intermix, a glamorous boutique in the U.S. Gig is sold at various points of sale abroad, including at Joseph in England, at L’Eclaireur in France, and at Symbol in Greece.
American socialite Paris Hilton wore a dress by Brazilian label Gig to one of the launch events for her new single, “Good Time,” in New York. The knitwear dress has black and white stripes and an impeccable fit.
Major international celebrities were also seen wearing Gig apparel. These include Australian model Miranda Kerr, American actress Lindsay Lohan and American signer LeAnn Rimes. The brand is sold at various points of sale abroad, including at Joseph in England, at L’Eclaireur in France, at Intermix in the United States, and Symbol in Greece.
In November, Music Park in Florianopolis played host to the 8th Santa Catarina Resort Fashion and Culture. The event featured 2013 collections from 21 labels and 9 educational institutions. The projects were themed on the lifestyle of this south Brazilian city, from the beauty found in its nature to its hot nightlife and touching on the water sports its residents practice.
One difference of this event is that it creates a reinterpretation of the traditional fashion week format, also including art, cuisine and music. “I was surprised by the creativity and innovation in the event’s format, which shows more than fashion and industry, it also shows several sectors joining together to build the image of Santa Catarina,” American Samantha Aldenton, Editor of the WGSN website, said during her visit.
The highlight of Index SC, a design-geared industry, is furniture by architect Jader Almeida, household goods by the Oxford production company and an installation of ceramic items with colorful frames developed by the Eliane Revestimentos Ceramicos company.
Santa Catarina’s cuisine was given a special touch in the hands of chef Fabio Espinosa. He created quite exotic dishes, such as a hot dog stuffed with hackepeter (a typical German dish made using raw beef) and a banana cakepop.
Jackson Araujo and Luca Predabon were responsible for the initiative’s creative direction, with the following companies participating: Altenburg, Audaces, Brix Jeans, Cia. Hering, Circulo, Dalila Textil, Daniela Tombini, Digra, Dudalina, Fakini, HI Etiquetas, Hoepcke Bordados, Karsten, Kyly, Lancaster, Marisol, Modus.Org, Oceano, Printbag, Tecnoblu and Von der Völke.
New Year’s Eve celebrations will get an added touch of comfort with the latest launch from Havaianas. Items in the Special Collection have a New Year’s Eve theme and feature prints with illustrations of fireworks. There are two women’s styles: one with a blue sole and golden straps and another with a white sole and silver straps (in the Slim line). The men’s version comes with a white sole and two-tone straps in white and grey (in the Top line). The flip-flops are already on sale at the label’s shops and online stores. They are priced between BRL 34.90 and 36.90 (approximately USD 14