SPFW: Romance, Cabaret, And Samira

While her husband Reinaldo Lourenço took the futuristic route, Gloria Coelho went romantic as expected. With some great but not groundbreaking dresses on the runway, the major reference was the movie Marie Antoinette (to the point that even the black make up on the last looks was copied from the Vogue editorial with Kirsten Dunst).

Not even Victoria's Secret angel Izabel Goulart managed to save Iódice's fall collection. With too many references to Versace (and as you know referencing Versace is so two seasons ago) mixed with gold brocade, draped jersey dresses, and an odd array of prints, the only thing which worked was the design of the stage.

Ronaldo Fraga's presentation with chinese men and women eating rice around the runway was amazing, and exactly what fashion shows should be all about. Watch it here.

The hair at Maria Bonita reminded me of Karl Lagerfeld's spring show, but the collection remained truthful to the brand's aesthetic: clean, sophisticated, and modern. It is the Brazilian alternative to Prada.

Aside from the beaded velvet dress on Bruna Tenório, Dudu Bertholini and Rita Comparato at Neon showed exactly the same clothes from last season (and the ones past). However, their cabaret take on the presentation to the sound of "Unchain My Heart" made it the most talked about show yesterday (and one of the most fun ones to watch so far).

Talking about Neon, the pulled hair with gel at the show was the exact same one we saw on the runway for Ellus. A simple coincidence?

Vide Bula's press release was all about being happy, and then the first look on Carol Trentini is printed with a skeleton. Could that have referred to the manifest against anorexia also stated in the release? Several printed skeletons followed, along with leopard prints, and animal masks. It looked silly, and I did not get it.

Ford's Samira is one of my favorite girls on the runway this season.

Models Bianca Klant and Barbara Fialho partied all night with the boys yesterday at The Week, and attracted almost more attention than the go-go boys.

Comments

It's great to see deep-hued models grace some of the stages during FSPW; now the male sector of the same ilk would be appreciated from the designers and fashion/modeling agencies!

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