Sao Paulo Fashion Week – it may not yet get the headlines that London, New York or Paris do but Sao Paulo Fashion Week is certainly the biggest fashion event in all of South America and it has attracted some world-class names, and figures, this year.
One model whose appearance was not a surprise was Gisele Bunchen, the world’s highest earning model, who was born in Brazil 33 years ago. A less likely figure to see on the Sao Paulo catwalk was top Russian model Irina Shayk, As well as being 2 of the hottest and most in demand models in the world Irina and Gisele have another thing in common. Both are with professional sportsmen, Gisele is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Irina has been going out with Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for 4 years.
Both models made well publicised appearances on the catwalk this week but probably the most comments came about as a result of the outfit that Irina wore to the Triton after-show party. Several party guests looked on open-mouthed as Irina arrived wearing a skin-tight black dress that soon became semi see-through as all of the assembled cameras went off. It quickly became clear that the Russian beauty was wearing little or nothing under the black dress.
Irina has recently won a Gala Spa Beauty award in Baden Baden, Germany and after the event posted a photo on her Instagram page that showed that sometimes a selfie can actually turn out to be a better picture than any of the professionals might pull off. Her after award selfie shows her holdng the award in front of her hotel room mirror looking stunning in her black and white dress with its large front opening showing off the ample Shayk cleavage.
One of the most popular Sao Paulo Fashion Week events was the unveiling of the Adriana Degeas and Ague de Coco 2015 swimwear collections. This is no real surprise in a country where an awful lot of leisure time is spent on the beautiful sandy Brazilian beaches. Despite her Sports Illustrated background Irina didn’t model any swimwear at this year’s event but the invited guests did get to see Gisele Bundchen wear a number of items from the Colcci Summer Collection.
One interesting trend that appeared in several outfits from the new collections was a high-waisted bikini bottom. This is in sharp contrast to the usual Brazilian bikini bottoms which are normally some of the smallest most micro-sized fashion items you will see anywhere. After all don’t forget what we normally think of when we hear of ‘a Brazilian’.
The Sao Paul Fashion Week is on until tomorrow (4 April) and takes place in the recently opened Candido Portinari Park in Sao Paulo.
Anyone lucky enough to be in Brazil for the Sao Paulo event may want to extend their stay as the Rio Fashion Week event takes place next week, running from 8-11 April at the Marina da Glória.