The upcoming season of Fashion Rio will be notable for its changes. It is scheduled to take place from April 8 to 11, with one less day of fashion shows. The Salão Bossa Nova, a showroom resulting from the merger of Fashion Business and Rio à Porter, has been removed from the Rio de Janeiro fashion calendar because of infrastructure problems. Rio de Janeiro is filled with construction and remodeling work because of the 2014 World Cup, limiting the choice of a location for the event. However, everything should be back to normal for the next semester.
Fashio Rio A/W 2015
The F/W 2014 edition of Sao Paulo Fashion Week is being held from October 28 to November 1, at Parque Villa-Lobos. The first day of the event included runway shows by four labels: Animale, Uma, Tufi Duek and Osklen.
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The brand brought a collection inspired by Great Britain, especially the mysticism of Celtic culture, to the runway. There were thick fabrics and strong colors, such as red and brown. The traditional tartan print (plaid comprised of asymmetrical lines and varied colors) was matched with leather skirts and trousers. Materials used are: wool, leather, felt, silk and lace. The highlight of the fashion show was the participation of Karlie Kloss, a Victoria’s Secret angel.
The brand used dance and movement in its show. In lieu of models, designer Raquel Davidowicz used professional ballerinas from the Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança. The collection and choreography were inspired by the “Como eu, só″ show, depicting Rua Augusta, a region of the city of Sao Paulo filled with nightclubs. Silhouettes are loose and layered with references to streetwear. There were cache-coeur tops and skirts, similar to ballet apparel. Among items are leggings, pleated skirts and pullovers. The color portfolio contains klein blue, black, grey and off-white.
Looking towards the 2014 World Cup, Oskar Metsavaht created a collection inspired by the world of soccer. Wool and fuzzy knit pieces are reminiscent of stadium turf. The symmetric and matelassé garments recall players’ uniforms. Dresses fall just below the knees. Tops and vests are quite structured. The highlight is the turtlenecks, which come in several looks. Prints contain images of fans and the netting from the goal. Red, green and blue contrast with black and white.
The F/W 2014 collection from Tufi Duek is based on the work done by Malick Sidibé in Africa from 1950 to 1960. Looks featured a geometric silhouette and accentuated waistline. Skirts came in midi as well as shorter lengths. Trousers have a wide hem and a straight cut. Prints contain geometric illustrations and graphics. Black, ecru, brown, red and yellow are mostly used.
Photos from Fotosite