São Paulo Fashion Week came to a close over the weekend, and while it may not have been as grandiose as some of the other fashion weeks, that doesn't mean there wasn't plenty of inspiration to be had. From the Brazilian runways, we saw an avant-garde adaptation of the popular topknot, along with some cool braids thrown in for good measure. So get ready to heat things up this season; see nine ideas guaranteed to keep you looking your stylish best.
Naomi Campbell was reportedly also scheduled to walk at Saolo Paulo Fashion Week during the Rosa Cha show on Saturday, but as we well know, she chose to do Dolce & Gabbana Men's instead.
A gallery of Gisele's catwalk appearance below.
Those crazy scenesters, curiously hitting up Sao Paulo Fashion Week instead of, we don't know, Santos. Well, somehow they managed to hop a flight and escape the city during this thunderstorming/heatwave/coldfront week of Resort shows. And darn it if we aren't going to acknowledge our envy of their proximity to a Fashion Week that isn't a seizure-inducing nightmare (i.e. New York). Same amount of alcohol, different atmosphere. Go figure. We can't conjure much of a trend forecast from the report (and you can't really expect to find much coverage elsewhere), but it does seem pretty darn fun. Of their entrance they wrote,
"This edition of SPFW coincided with Sao Paulo's Japan week, the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Brazil (Sao Paulo has the largest population of Japanese people outside of Tokyo). The special Japan theme was enough to draw Japanese fashion bigshots like Kenzo Takada, Issey Miyake prez Nobuyuki Ota, clusters of elegant Japanese fashion women, gaggles of Japanese schoolgirls, and of course, us."
Below, check out our galleries of snapshots from the Brazil shows (Rio and Sao Paulo), with more coverage, trend reports, and photo galleries to come.