Watch:
Blue Man S/S 2014 Campaign Video

Featuring models Marcelia Freesz, Paolla Rahmeier, Tiago Bariqueli and Pablo Morais.

 

The Top 4 Brazilian Shows
For Spring/Summer 2014

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Blue Man. Fun, youthful, fresh, and everything you would expect from a show in Rio. Also, one of the few shows in Brazil which was even better than last summer’s, and that actually relates completely to the merchandise you will see in stores come spring in the southern hemisphere.

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Osklen. More minimal and polished than in past seasons, but still perfectly edited. I just wish the runway were more coherent with the collection which will actually be available in stores, and that there were more interesting options on the menswear side of the collection.

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Lenny Niemeyer. You can always count on Lenny to deliver one of the best spring shows in Brazil. There were not many innovations in either the cut or print of the swimsuits this season, but it looked chic, powerful, and refined as always.

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Herchcovitch. In his second line, Herchcovitch delivered the best jeanswear collection of the season, with the most interesting washes, silhouettes, and combinations of textiles. Other jeanswear and streetwear labels in the country should pay attention and learn that a great show doesn’t need any theatricals or the presence of international models or celebrities. All it needs is great clothes and good design.

On a side note, this was a particularly difficult season in Brazil as important names in the calendar did not show their collections for lack of funding and sponsorship and delayed fabric deliveries. Design value was at an all time low.

 

Watch:
Blue Man S/S 2014

All The Menswear Looks From
The Blue Man S/S 2014 Show

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I am not covering the spring/summer shows in Rio this week, but I just wanted to congratulate my friends Thomaz and Sharon Azulay on the amazing Blue Man show at Palácio São Clemente today, mixing tropical and barroque elements in amazing new prints for next summer. Already cannot wait to get one of the espadrilles worn on the show.

View more men’s looks from the Blue Man spring/summer 2014 show after the break.

 

Speedo Sunday:
Luis And Lucas Coppini

Twins Luis and Lucas Coppini photographed by Cristiano Madureira in custom swimsuits by Blue Man for the sixth issue of Made In Brazil Magazine.

Made In Brazil Magazine #6 is available in Brazil at Livraria Cultura and in New York at Casa/Global News on the corner of 12th street and 8th avenue. Copies of the new issue can also be purchased online through this link, with worldwide shipping. Many thanks to everyone who already picked up a copy!