edit lifestyle’s Vai Brasil showcase is a feast for the senses … with gorgeous swimwear, colourful bags and homeware, and much more. Wallets, at the ready!
When I say “Brazil” what do you think of? Probably … Ipanema and Copacabana (thanks to the songs), beaches and bikinis. And lots of swimwear options are what you can find at Vai Brasil. Beyond that, however, the pop up also features crafts, bags, jewellery and furniture by some of Brazil’s top craftsman and artisans.
Beautiful light-filled space at edit lifestyle, Tudor Court
Here are some of the items that caught our eye.
1. Straw bags from Nannacay
A social enterprise, Nannacay was founded by Marcia Kemp, who employs artisans in Peru and Brazil to make colourful baskets, clutch bags, and hats. All the pieces are made using materials, including Carnauba straw from northeast Brazil, and can take up to 10 hours to make.
2. Swimwear by Adriana Degreas
One of the top Brazilian luxury beachwear brands, Adriana Degreas’ swimwear is designed using moulage – an innovative shaping technique that ensures the perfect fit. The brand is stocked in high-end department stores such as Barney’s, Bloomingdale’s and Selfridges.
3. Handicrafts from Galleria De Arte Basiliana
Founded in 1920, this brand showcases indigenous artefacts and handicrafts of the diverse Brazilian minorities.
4. Handicrafts from Ponto Solidario
Ponto Solidario, which translates to the “Solidarity Point” is a socio-cultural, non-profit association that promotes fair trade, solidarity economy, and sustainability. They work with various NGOs in Brazil, cooperatives and regional communities to provide a platform to promote the work and wares of indigenous people and artists. The Golden Grass handbag featured here, for instance, was made by the Karaja indigenous people using golden grass at Bananal Island in northern Brazil. The grass grows wildly in the state of Tocantins, and its extraction is highly restricted to avoid its extinction. Its weaving techniques are a tradition among the people of the Tocantins state.
5. Bags and clutches from Glorinha Paranagua
Three generations of Paranagua women currently work on the Glorinha Paranagua line of handbags, including its founder Glorinha. The bags and cluches are made using unexpected materials such a bamboo wood, and bone.
6. Skincare from Granado Pharmacias
Founded in 1870 by a Portuguese man, Jose Antonio Coxito Granado, the company began creating remedies from plants, herbs and flowers native to Teresopolis, a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. Granado soon become well-known for its quality and effectiveness, and became official pharmaceutical suppliers to the Brazilian Royal family.
7. Jewellery from Ricardo Rodriguez
Designer Ricardo Rodriguez is inspired by the beauty and extremes of Brazilian landscapes, as well as on the human relationship with nature. Featuring natural gem stones, hgis eye-catching and versatile pieces are all handmade.
8. Outdoor furniture from Tidelli
Now who says patio furniture need only be made of wood and come in boring colours? Most of Tidelli’s pieces are made from its signature material, nautical rope, and are handmade in Brazil.
The edit lifestyle Vai Brasil showcase is on from now till August 31, 2016. edit lifestyle is located at 137/139 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court.
05 Dec 2016