365 days of fashion in Brazil: Rio Moda Rio

365 days of fashion in Brazil: Rio Moda Rio

Promising initiative Rio Moda Rio (Rio Fashion Rio) Last Thursday at MAR – Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro innovators gathered together to reveal the upcoming Rio Moda Rio event. foto: Approach Rodolfo Medina, Duda Magalhães from Dream Factory, Luiz Calainho from L21 and Group Artplan in partnership with FIRJAN system and Natura cosmetics are the heads behind this…

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Design affair by Claudia Falcão

Design affair by Claudia Falcão

To some of you, my passion for design is not new. Finally, you can see the step forward of my project since the twenty cushion covers in 2010. Handmade jewellery collection is my latest issue I use haberdashery (for example buttons, zippers, ribbons), re-use available fabrics and vintage embellishments. The denim days are never over. These…

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Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…

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The "fuxico" patchwork technique in the fashion world

The "fuxico" patchwork technique in the fashion world

Simply the art of “fuxico” is considered to be Brazilian, but unfortunately there is nothing registered as far as I researched. Rumours are that this handcrafting technique started in Brazil dated back to slavery.  The word “fuxico” (read fushico!) is a Brazilian word for gossiping. Slaves were brought to Brazil by Europeans. It was a…

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Late edition of my experience at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam – Part I

Late edition of my experience at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam – Part I

Last Sunday I was like a runaway-Claudia. I needed to get downtown Amsterdam to my unique experience of the sidewalk and the catwalk. The sidewalk being the “Fashion Special” Zalando promoted to get designers and brands exhibiting their products on the local goods market in Amsterdam. I will have to hold on this topic for now…

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