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Fashion Week opens in Sao Paulo

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AFP
Published
Oct 19, 2015

Sao Paulo kicked off the 40th edition of its Fashion Week Sunday featuring the winter 2016 collection of Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.

Latin America's biggest fashion extravaganza got under way in the rather unusual setting of the Sao Paulo's municipal building, in the heart of the city.

Alexandre Herchcovitch 2016 Winter collection Sao Paulo Fashion Week - ©AFP / Nelson Almeida


Long-sleeved frocks in silk and tulle were among the highlights of Herchcovitch's collection, which seemed playfully to allude to the themes of sex and power.

The collection featured attire almost entirely in shades of black, white, or black-and-white plaid, some with peek-a-boo cutouts that displayed a flash of bellybutton or exposed breast.

Statuesque models strutted in knee-high patent leather stiletto boots accessorizing flowing, calf-length skirts.

Sao Paolo Fashion Week (SPFW) has been held twice each year, in spring and fall, for the past 20 years.

Running through October 23, SPFW features collections from more than 30 designers, including local favorites such as Ronaldo Fraga, Reinaldo Lourenco, Fernanda Yamamoto, Joao Pimenta and Vitorino Campos.

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