São Paulo Fashion Week: Leather and Lace, All Tied Up in a Neat Bow

Do Estilista, Ana Salazar and Lino Villaventura use the classic combination of leather and lace as the basis of their winter ’11 collections, and add bows for a feminine touch

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Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Do Estilista starts day five of SPFW off with a rose pink blouse and skirt combination detailed with bows, and paired with rich chocolate leather gloves. Both the bows and the gloves continue to carry through the entire collection. But the gloves aren’t always leather, and sometimes come in lace to match the knee-highs and hoods in the same material. The bows are not always pink either, and run down the front of a long-sleeved black dress for a feminine flair.

Ana Salazar’s leather comes in all shapes, sizes and colours, including yellow gloves, black dresses and red studded skirts. But each piece is given a softer look because of the item paired with it, like a separate knight-style silver shimmer hood, a flowing printed organza blouse, or a pillbox-style hat with cutouts at the front to look like bangs.

Then there’s Lino Villaventura, with quilted leather jackets, bow-trimmed crêpe dresses and leather and mesh menswear pants. Most of the pieces may be all black, but the texture in this collection makes up for the lack of colour (although some looks do have purple and burgundy in them). The highlight: a dress with a bodice made of strips of leather and a drop-waist skirt made of tulle.

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