Designer Levite Bahia and his African themed Fashion Made in Bahia

Models Crislane Oliveira, Ingrid Brito, Giselle Coca, Narjila Marina, Rosa Maça and Ely Cunha
Models Crislane Oliveira, Ingrid Brito, Giselle Coca, Narjila Marina, Rosa Maça and Ely Cunha

Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve followed this blog even sparingly over the past 18 months , you know that fashion is a topic covered here from time to time. With the invisibility of Afro-Brazilian models in a country where they are the majority, this blog only wants to do its part to shine a little of spotlight on some of these beautiful people. This was a fashion event that took place at the end of 2012 in Salvador, Bahia. An excellent idea as black models are usually all but excluded in the country’s two biggest fashion events, Fashion Rio and the São Paulo Fashion Week. In fact, this was actually the 22nd edition of the even that is known as Feira de Moda Made in Bahia. 

África by Levite Bahia

During the 22th edition of Fashion Made in Bahia, held in Salvador, Bahia, stylist Levite brought to the catwalk event his África collection, featuring pieces made with fabrics brought from Angola and necklaces created by the stylist himself.

PHOTOS: Mauricio Requião

From left to right: Cibele Machado, Joice Mendes, Levite Bahia, Leila Requião, Jô Borges and Thaís Miranda
From left to right: Cibele Machado, Joice Mendes, Levite Bahia, Leila Requião, Jô Borges and Thaís Miranda

During the 22th edition of the Fashion Made in Bahia fair, held in Salvador, Bahia, stylist Levite brought to the catwalk event his collection, África, featuring pieces made with fabrics brought from Angola and necklaces created by the designer himself. At the opening of the show, South Africa’s national anthem was sung by singer Soraya Amorim.

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Skirts, coats, trousers and full-colored turbans caught the attention of the audience, especially those pieces inspired by animal skins such as zebras, jaguars and leopards. Also highlighted was the makeup done Leila Requião, Jô Borges, Joice Mendes, Thaís Miranda and Cibele Machado, whose proposal was inspired by warm and earth tones (copper, gold, brown and yellow), cool tones (turquoise and royal blue) and also in fluorescent colors (green and pink), a trend for summer 2013.

Left to right: Juan Santos, Nárjila Marina, Crislane Oliveira, Rosa Maçã
Left to right: Juan Santos, Nárjila Marina, Crislane Oliveira, Rosa Maçã
From left to right: Giselle Coca, Ingrid Brito, Suzana Massena, DJ Sankofa
From left to right: Giselle Coca, Ingrid Brito, Suzana Massena, DJ Sankofa

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Source: Raça Brasil

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