As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve teamed up with Moda Operandi to help them promote the amazing Brazilian designers that their artistic director, Taylor Tomasi Hill, has selected to debut on the site this week. All week, they’ll have exclusive week long trunk shows showcasing the best that Brazil Fashion has to offer. You can see my picks from yesterday’s trunk shows here, and today they have another amazing selection. Designers include Carla Amorim, J. Chermann/Agua de Coco, Pedro Lourenco —swim, jewelry and ready-to-wear.
What I am loving about these selections are that they’re a little different than what we’re used to, yet still incredibly chic, and easily mixable into our current wardrobes. As promised, I am also going to give you a little background on each of these designers so we can all expand our knowledge of international designers.
For jewelry designer Carla Amorim her faith and the architecture in her native Brazil inspire her work everyday Mixing amazing stones and metals like diamonds, pearls and 18k gold, she achieves unique and desirable looks. My pick? These jade, ruby and 18k rose gold earrings. A modern take on the classic pearl stud!
For ready to wear we have Pedro Lourenco, a young 22 year old designer, who is the son of two fashion designers. With fashion running through his veins he presented his first runway collection at the age of 12, and since then has continued to excel in the field of fashion in his native Brazil. With a recent move to Paris, and after studying under Alber Elbaz, he now shows his pret-a-porter collections during Paris Fashion Week. For me, his looks remind me of one of New York’s new designing set that include Wang, Thakoon or the Proenza Schouler duo. My pick? This pink sleeveless trench vest, that is finished off with a leather collar. Perfect to wear with white pants, over a dress or simple denim. He also has great two-tone bomber jackets in pink and yellow. Must-haves!
And last, but not least, Moda Operandi is featuring a master mix today with swimwear designer Liana Thomaz of Agua de Coco and ready-to-wear designer J. Chermann. Thomaz started her line with nothing, but a sewing machine and a dream to bring superior quality swimwear to Brazil. Well, I probably don’t have to tell you she succeeded ten fold with features in major international magazines and a 2006 partnership with Victoria’s Secret. My pick from this mixed edition is a simple, yet necessary, denim shirt by designer J. Chermann and a color blocked maxi skirt by Agua de Coco. Both can be worn all summer long, on the beach or to a great summer party. When summer closes you can continue to wear the denim shirt year round, and if you’re daring layer the skirt with black tights and add some sequins to the look.
Happy Shopping! More Brazilian picks tomorrow!
P.S. See Taylor’s Brazil Fashion Week diary here on Harper’s Bazaar UK site!