The S/S 2015 edition of London Fashion Week is being held from September 12 to 16. Once again, the event includes participation by a team of talented Brazilian designers: Barbara Casasola, Lucas Nascimento and Mariana Jungmann.
A veteran at the event (participating since 2011), Lucas Nascimento showed a collection filled with transparencies and asymmetrical cuts. Skirts were matched with trousers. There were loose coats and voluminous tops that could show some skin. The highlight was the draping that appeared on almost every item. The color portfolio went with neutral and earthy tones.
Barbara Casasola based her collection on the work of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape and on Oscar Niemeyer’s architectural designs for the city of Brasilia. The result is long dresses made out of metallic fabric. There are long blazers, trousers and bodysuits. The color portfolio features earthy tones.
Debuting at London Fashion Week, Mariana Jungmann created a collection inspired by Yemanja, considered the mother of the sea in African religions. There are multi-layered skirts and dresses. Dresses, trousers and skirts are tailored. Lace is a prominent element, used with laser cut-outs. Blue is the dominant color.
In September, the Brazilian publication of Elle magazine created a retrospective with the best fashion editorials done using Blue Man brand items. The photographs favor the Brazilian brand’s style, filled with colors and very vibrant, with the look of the Brazilian summer.
In September, Patricia Bonaldi is having another major launch. PatBo, the designer’s juniors’ brand, has been invited to design a collection for C&A for a second time (the first was in late 2013). This time, the partnership has one more member: Mattel, maker of the Barbie doll.
The collection includes clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for both adults and kids. The items will go on sale at C&A stores on September 23.
First it was Sao Paulo and New York, but now it is time for London to get its own Galeria Melissa. Located in Covent Garden, the space was created by Brazilian artist Muti Randolph, who was also responsible for the brand’s store in Sao Paulo.
The 400-square-meter, two-story building is one of the district’s oldest. Décor features neutral elements mixed with Georgian architecture (popular in the region from 1720 to 1840).
Melissa has already executed initiatives in partnership with various British celebrities, such as Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Anna Trevelyan and Gareth Pugh.
Galeria Melissa London
43 King Street