Tufi Duek Spring/Summer 2014/15

As I examined the mood board for Brazilian label Tufi Duek’s latest collection during a preview of the garments that would be shown on the runway of São Paulo Fashion Week on 31 March 2014, I could not help but wondering how well received and understood the collection would be....

The most beautiful homes in the world: Villa Greda, Brazil

As days in the northern hemisphere get shorter and colder as an unequivocal indication that winter is swiftly approaching, my thoughts turn to warmer and sunnier climates. While perusing a few websites to indulge my fantasy of whiling away a few days in an exotic location, I came across a...

Movimento HotSpot: a celebration of Brazil’s creative talent

When it comes to writing the history of a nation, the gathering of facts from the past by historians and journalists is often overlooked, turning the reality of political conjuncture and cultural heritage into an often misconstrued narrative for subsequent generations. Such is the way that prejudices are born and...

Frescobol Carioca: Style the South-American way

Founded in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, beachwear and accessories brand Frescobol Carioca has been catching the attention of buyers and critics worldwide owing to the stylish way in which it embodies the leisurely and cool way of life led by ‘Cariocas’ (as inhabitants of Rio are affectionately named by...

R. Groove Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

For those who have at least a passing interest in the fashion designed and produced in Central and South America, it is undeniable that the menswear offering originating from that part of the world is far from offering creative and original options. In Brazil, where male consumers still show a...

Lenny Niemeyer Spring/Summer 2014

In most parts of the world, fashion and its associated industries have developed a number of categories that have served to compartmentalise and address the needs and interests of manufacturers and end-users. Over the last few decades, consumers have grown accustomed to a fashion vocabulary that includes words such as...

Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2014

Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, whose eponymous main line of women’s ready-to-wear has been one of the highlights of São Paulo Fashion Week’s official calendar for years, unveiled the Spring/Summer 2014 collection for his diffusion line Herchcovitch during the most recent edition of Fashion Rio. Aimed at younger male and...