Now, now, now, finally a little something on fashion! Yesterday, we spent a great couple of hours with designer Constança Basto and while she was patiently waiting for us to try on all her marvelous shoes, she told us her story.
Constança Basto is a beautiful and talented accessory designer from Rio de Janeiro. The brand that carries her name is already established in Brazil as one of the most successful young accessory brands. Her shoes can be found in one of her six boutiques, as well as in uncountable other shoe-shops across the country. Constança puts great focus on quality and her products are all brazilian-made. The brand has two lines Constança Basto is elegant, sexy and exclusive while Peach by Constança Basto is more accessible, casual and young… both are sexy and fun!
What’s the story? Constança started designing shoes as a teenager and was soon having her designs made, not only for herself, but for friends and family who admired her creations. In 1998 she finally created her own brand and opened the first boutique in the neighborhood of Ipanema in her hometown Rio. Constança Basto creations were immediately noticed by brazilian fashionistas and not only! Since then her brand has been expanding bit by bit but she has more big plans for the future. We are sure we will be hearing more about her…
A little something more about fashion… Although there are many cool up-and-coming brands from Brazil, shopping is not so good unless you know exactly where you’re going. How to blame them, especially here in Rio de Janeiro, brazilians spend most of their time showing off their hot bodies in most fabulous, tiny beachwear (you can find the best bikins!). However, in the past few years Brazil has knowingly become a big market for the world’s luxury fashion brands and the domestic market is booming, too so we are excited to see how brazilian fashion will evolve… What do you think? Tell us about your favorite brazilian brand or leave us any comment you wish.
By Cosima Bucarelli