A change of venue was in order for the final show of São Paulo Fashion Week. Still in the Bienal Building in Ibirapuera Park, Cavalera‘s closing show was in a room at least double the size of the others, and it had a twist: the water feature I walked by when entering the building each day was the runway.
Designed by singer and guitarist Max Cavalera (from bands like Sepultura and Soulfly), the collection always has a rock ‘n’ roll flair, with models stomping through four inches of water in denim, leather and knit layers, while more water poured on them from the ceiling, like rain. Luckily, some of the looks were paired with umbrellas, and only one girl had a slip and fall accident on the slippery runway (although she recovered extremely well, and to thunderous applause). Colourful prints, some of which mix in pieces of the Brazilian flag, give the mostly black and white collection some flair, as does a gold leather jacket instead of the usual black. Cavalera’s show was the perfect way to end the week: a little drama and a lot of colour. Just like Brazil.