As a result of my first trip back home I was shocked with how much things changed. São Paulo was not the same, the current mayor had forbid all kinds of publicity around the city and it was like seeing the wounds that were hidden by major labels and beautiful images. Going back to my hometown was an important experience as a creative and a professional. The grey jungle grew, became greeters, but more frail. I was back in the Latin America that made.
The repetition of the same, the overlapping of the same, the grey of cement an the pink of its flesh. Stiff fluidity and the distorition of perspectives led me into merging different pieces into one and also separating one into two, or three. It's impossible to understand where it starts and where it ends. We're all inside of it.
Video invitation to the catwalk show at Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon. With Music developed for the Collection by Pietro Casella.
Creative direction of the commission jewelry project design in partnership with Ines Nunes. The project is the map of Sao Paulo and it's neighborhoods laser cut to smaller subsections that apart make bracelets, necklaces and earrings that were presented with the collection. In 2018 this piece was shown on the Brasil-Portugal exhibition 'Tanto Mar' by Barbara Coutinho at MUDE Museu do Design e da Moda de Lisboa . In 2019 this piece was acquired by the museum.