Coming from Piauí (northeast of Brazil), Matins Paulo used Almódovar’s love of kitschy femininity to show a Latin and youthful version of the ’80s power dames presented in international catwalks. The young designer cleverly mixed dense contrasting colors in a ’50s-style silhouette added with flamenco inspired frills on the bottoms.
Draping seems to be a main resource used by the young designers to sculpt more conceptual shapes as seen in Fernanda Yamamoto, Vitorino Campos and Ursula Felix presentations. Another great thing about young designers is a fresh inventive vibe that usually ends up generating conceptual odd shapes. Stefania managed to do this without looking too quirky by exercising bubbly patchworked textures in a soft and light color mix, while Bruna Ribeiro proposed a multi-function and gender-less wardrobe. Special attention also goes to R.Groove’s softly deconstructed menswear suits—he is just ready to pop out onto the main event catwalks.