The collection talks about the idea of carnival in the way it allows for exploration and self-discovery within Brazilian culture. In a country drenched in religious moralism, carnival is a day off from guilt. A proof that freedoms are allowed and can be understood.

With a range of different methods, the collection started off from little fairies created with action figures and flowers, developing in to collages and drawings that led in to the first looks o the collection. From then it was a matter of narrowing down the language of it to achieve what was proposed but also what the research demanded.

A tear, a rip, a fraying. Little distortions of shape and texture are how I develop my designs, physically manipulating to achieve the feelings intended. not running away from the starting point, keeping it in the essence of the garment, adding and simplifying.

Fabrication is key in my design process as it plays a large role in the sensations a garment can provide to the body. I aim at selecting light flowy fabrics that move with the body, adding to the narrative of freedom i want to create.

The goal is to create clothes that work on the male body, enhancing the shape, creating desirability and with that dialogue. A large portion o my development is achieved through draping, where I can understand what the fabric I’m using can do to the body, and what it can become. `By doing that I avoid creating garments based on what they are ( specific pattern pieces ) and work more on what they look like, in this case a shirt.

Always looking at the idea of sensuality, understanding what and where I want to expose or hide. Opening the side of the trouser in this case was a way of referencing a key figure in Brazilian culture but also a way to create movement, adding sensuality to a traditional garment.

With a background in oil painting, textile design is a passion. in this case, I freehand “painted” this fish with embroidery, referencing the idea o a fishing shirt, as something I tend to gravitate towards as a quirky way of addressing the performance o “traditional” masculinity.