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SPFW – Day 3 Highlights

Reinaldo Lourenço opened the third day of São Paulo Fashion Week at the Biennal Pavilion. The designer, abandoning this season the idea to use his travels as source of inspiration, recentred his creative process on its own brand’s DNA. The result is a fantastic Summer 2017 collection, with structured, graphic, graphic pieces in a very simple palette of black, white, gold, red and green. Stripes are present throughout the collection, large or thin, sometimes separated with tulle, sometimes creating a plissé.

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Waldemar Iódice played around volumes this season, with oversized and destructured pieces, like the shirts presenting super long sleeves. The collection overall seems to be about comfort, with fluid shapes, soft fabrics and pastel colours.

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For Lenny Niemeyer’s collection, this season is all about Japan. The designer explored key elements of the Japanese culture such as kimonos, tiger or carp prints, or even shibari, this art of tying ropes on the human body. The collection also shows, as others this season, how the distance between beach wear and street fashion is becoming increasingly thin. In many looks, bikinis can be seen under the clothes. Stunning collection!

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The day closed on À La Garçonne show for me. Although it started with almost two hours delay, it was most definitely worth the wait. Some silhouettes reminds those of little elves, but funnily enough, they are combined with very powerful, darker looks, notably leather biker jackets with sailor inspired hand painting, or structured striped suits. Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch is all about upcycling, using vintage fabrics and pieces that are transformed to become unique. Beautiful concept, beautiful collection.

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Laurie Guillem