I’ve been back in the US for about 24 hours but am still reeling from my trip to Brazil with Puma. Luckily, I have my old-school suede kicks to remind me of happier days spent on the beach and bumming around São Paulo. It was a great trip, but as always, New York is the best place to come back to.
While in São Paulo, we were guided around by a few locals—fashion editors, actually, which made me feel right at home. In the beginning of our stay, they took us through Batman Alley, a haven for graffiti and taggers where street art is encouraged. In fact, São Paulo is the street art capitol of the world and with a booming economy, it’s getting more recognition than ever before.
It’s hard not to imagine the work being used elsewhere, especially on clothing. With designers experimenting more and more with prints, I can’t help but hope references of São Paulo start to appear in the collections of Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, or maybe even Kenzo. Have a look at the gallery and see for yourself.
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In the interest of full disclosure: the big wigs at Puma took care of my transportation and accommodations.
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