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Rio Fairs Hold Steady Amid Market Shifts

Foreign buyers at Rio de Janeiro’s two fashion fairs this season found that a favorable exchange rate made summer apparel prices more affordable than usual.

clock July 25, 2012Michael Kepp

Backstage at Acquastudio RTW Fall 2012.


Modest Gains Seen at Rio Fashion Week

Last month’s fashion week demonstrated that a robust economy is not necessarily having a ripple effect on sales.

clock February 15, 2012Michael Kepp

The Couromoda trade fair.


Brazil Economy Boosts Brands

Country is a bright spot amid global woes.

clock November 16, 2011Michael Kepp

Government and Trade

Investigation Eyes Supplier to Zara Parent Inditex

Brazilian federal prosecutors were tipped off about alleged slave labor practices and conditions at sewing sweatshops.

clock August 18, 2011Michael Kepp

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Brazil Boosts Exports on Favorable Exchange Rate

Brands battle low-cost imports, despite currency advantage.

clock August 9, 2011Michael Kepp


Business Features

Rio-à-Porter, Fashion Rio Show Growth

In a robust economy that’s expected to grow by 5 percent this year, Rio de Janeiro’s two biannual fashion weeks racked up healthy sales.

clock July 8, 2011Michael Kepp

Mergers and Acquisitions

Daslu Sold for $39M

Laep Investments, a Brazilian private equity fund, has bought the luxury fashion emporium.

clock March 1, 2011Michael Kepp

Business Features

Rio Fashion Week Notches Gains

Rio de Janeiro’s two-pronged approach to fashion week rang up double-digit increases for the nation’s fashion houses in the capital last month.

clock February 25, 2011Michael Kepp

Florianópolis in southern Santa Catarina.

Business Features

Brazil’s Boom May Face Challenges

As luxe brands including Giorgio Armani, Burberry and Chanel flock to Brazil, there are some concerns the country’s growth will slow.

clock July 20, 2010Michael Kepp

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Fashion Features

Uptick in Buying at Brazilian Fashion Week Events

Retailers opted for striking styles that many said justified their prices.

clock February 24, 2010Michael Kepp

Ready To Wear

Brazil’s Fashion Weeks: Steady She Goes

Organizers of Brazil’s main runway fashion weeks aim to attract visitors with salons and convenient showroom facilities, despite the surging local currency.

clock November 18, 2009Michael Kepp

The Iguatemi mall in São Paulo.

Fashion Features

Brazil Preps for FNO

Rio de Janeiro — Fashion’s Night Out is taking a two-city approach in Brazil.

clock September 8, 2009Michael Kepp


Designer and Luxury

Brazilian Fashion Weeks Stay Competitive

Brazil’s two fashion weeks, Fashion Rio and São Paulo Fashion Week, offered plenty of style at good prices for foreign buyers.

clock July 29, 2009Michael Kepp

A look by Reinaldo Lourenço at São Paulo Fashion Week.

Marketing and Promotion

International Trade Shows: Change of Pace

Altering the landscape at Brazil’s biggest fashion fairs.

clock May 20, 2009Michael Kepp


Daslu’s Tranchesi Released Awaiting Appeal

Eliana Tranchesi, owner of Rio fashion emporium Daslu, was released from prison late Friday while she appeals her conviction for forming a criminal ring.

clock March 31, 2009Michael Kepp

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