I've featured Têca before and it's one of the few collections during FashionRio that I couldn't resist. The floral prints, the make-up, the energy, it was all very beautiful. There was also a military theme running through the collection, and despite me feeling like I had seen some of the silhouettes before and of course the trend, it had enough of a mix to keep me interested.
Isabela Capeto closed FashionRio Summer Verão/Summer 2011 and she offered-up her signature style of eclectic mixes of print and flirty dresses. It's always been about the details with Isabela, so it's not hard to fall head-over-heels in love with a lot of what she creates. Each piece really needs to be seen in person to appreciate how much work goes into them. And while I wasn't smitten with everything, I did like a healthy offering of what she was serving.
I've been waiting for Juliana Jabour to breakout of her tried and true mode. While, the collection is wearable, cute, and stays on trend with what her vision is, to me it's too safe. Juliana can truly be the next big designer from Brasil, if she left some of that 80's baby fever behind and was bolder with her collections. I feel her brimming under the surface but not taking the design reigns by the horn. But despite all of this, I will continue to watch her, because I believe eventually she'll leave the trends behind and let her design voice shine through. But know you can always count on her accessories to cause a stir!
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