When Fernanda Yamamoto’s collection rounds the corner of the runway for the first time, all you can see is the hat on the model’s head. One fluid piece of clear plastic, it looks like a wave frozen in time, which is exactly what the designer was going for when she created her circle-influenced collection. The circle represents precision and repeating cycles, and Yamamoto represents both to perfection. With black as a base and shades of grey, bright purple, blue, yellow and fuchsia giving it a pop, each piece has a feeling of timelessness and endlessness, with circles making an appearance on many of the silk gauze and woven felt dresses, blouses, skirts and trousers.
André Lima brings even more drama to the runway with his over-the-top headpieces. Purple feathers paired with elephant statues, black birds extending from a golden sphere perched on top of white feathers, and a golden leaf adorned with a green feather are just a few of the pieces that go along with the equally dramatic collection of full-skirted gowns, oversized bows and bold prints. But somehow, the accessories and the clothes don’t compete. They complement each other perfectly, giving each look the zeal of a preening bird.