Veste Rio presents the Brazilian designers who should be on your radar

Veste Rio 2017, designers to watch

Veste Rio 2017

Veste Rio, the biggest fashion event in Rio, just presented the trends for A/W18, complete with emerging talent shows that showcased designers who are definitely worth your attention. WGSN’s Rio Manager, Luiza Nolasco, gives us the summary of the top 10 new Brazilian designers to know now.



Inspired by architecture and modern art, André Boffano and Sam Santos presented a collection for the modern women. The brand combines timeless and practical design that comes about in the shapes, materials and prints that are created from digital interventions. Modern sandals and cross body handbags completed the contemporary looks.


Thomaz Azulai and Patrick Doering presented a beautiful womenswear and menswear collection, with matching looks for him and for her. The prints were very surrealistic, combining elements from classical art and animal printing.


Neriage was created by Rafaella Caniello inspired by the art of Arthur Schopenhauer. For AW 2018 she presented a collection using linen and linen blends in subtle textural gradations. The smooth and refined looks highlight the importance of simple, elegant silhouettes.


“O Leão de Quasar” was the main theme for AW 2018, so the collection tells the story of this modern warrior travelling to Quasar, with a very mystical vibe.


Luisa presented a feminine collection with a contemporary twist. She mixed urban streetwear with high-end glamour in a versatile offering designed to take the wearer from day to night, combining bright pieces with puffa jackets.


Design and Minimalism were the key themes that inspired Raquel Wymann’s AW18 collection. The colourful collection was filled with ready-to-wear looks in bodycon silhouettes, often with asymmetric shapes and cutouts.


Launched in 2014 by Natalia Paes, Ausgustana embraces the chic and easy Carioca lifestyle. For AW 2018 Natalia and Carolina presented a modern, feminine collection with an urban edge, presenting tailoring sets using a range of soft materials.


Founded in 2014 by Marcela Franklin, Haight explored the beach lifestyle with a sophisticated, minimalist approach, presenting a collection of swim and beachwear in earthy tones, using a variety of natural textures such as knitting and cotton. The basic items were elevated and reinvigorated through the use of oversized contemporary silhouettes.


Lucas Magalhães stood out with his elaborate artisanal work. Using Tyvek as main material for AW 2018 collection, the designer focused on easy dressing, showcasing a range of garments ready for diverse body shapes. A palette of black and white added a modern ease to this modern collection.


André Namitala showcased at Veste Rio once again. This season he focused on easy dressing, kept silhouettes discreet with a relaxed approach in natural linen. The collection had a genderless appeal, with many styles worn by both men and women, creating a universal commerciality.

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