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March 27, 2008

Brazil style goes to Tokyo

Brazilian fashion and style came to Tokyo this week as Brazilian designers showed off their work for a full house of Asian buyers.

A model dislpays creation by Brazilian fashion brand “Drosofila” in Tokyo on March 26, 2008. Brazilian fashion brands were introduced to Japanese customers at the Brazilian Week in Tokyo.

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Brazilian brand Juliana Jabour shown in Tokyo by models

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Maria Bonita Extra from Brazil shown in Tokyo Brazilian Fashion week

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A model dislpays creation by Brazilian fashion brand Gloria Coelho in Tokyo on March 26, 2008. Brazilian fashion brands were introduced to Japanese customers at the Brazilian Week in Tokyo.

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More from Brazilian fashion designers

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Fashion week in China :: asian style

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A model parades the latest fashion by young Chinese designers at the opening ceremony of the China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, in Beijing on March 25, 2008. The world’s biggest fashion names are opening up outlets not only in major metropolises such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, but also wealthy secondary cities such as Hangzhou and Suzhou, to lure a new generation of brand-mad spenders from the Chinese mainland.

Here are more runway models parading the exotic Chinese duds.

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I love this dress from the Chinese fashion show this week, its Hawt.

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Some more interesting high fashion walking down the runway in China

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a touch of tradition can be seen here

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Ukrainian Fashion week?

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lacoste_fashion_week_shoes.jpgYep, Ukrainian has a fashion week, who would have thunk it.

Ukrainia just does not hit me as being one of the worlds fashion meccas, but they do seem to put some emphasis on fashion these days. It seems for the last decade they have been trying to put the Ukraine on the worlds fashion map and this 9 day show hopefully may get them a blip.

As nine days of models, runways and high heels were brought to an end, the air was electric with anticipation. Ukrainian fashion had just taken another step forward, adding to the momentum that has been building over the past decade. With continued hard work, diligence, dedication and proper investment, the fashion industry in Ukraine might someday become a true competitor on the international scene. For now, we will have to wait until next season to find out what this nation’s talented team of designers have in store for us next.

Here is a rundown of top events and designers in the Ukraine

What’s hot for the Fall/Winter 2008 Season

For women – platform heels, low cut boots, elbow length leather gloves were especially fashionable. Chiffon and silk long sleeve blouses paired with longer skirts were popular as designers opted out of shorter summer wear in favour of knee-length apparel. Layers of varying rich materials consistently appeared throughout collections, again, showing a penchant for a warmer look.

For men, skinny belts, pointed dress shoes, tapered pants and coats with waist belts were prominent. The general theme centered on sophistication and finesse, whilst retaining a sense of masculinity and sensibility.

Fur trim and oversized handbags were popular for both men’s and women’s collections

As for colours of the season, blacks, browns, greys and whites stood out along with shades of champagne, gold and cream. Contrast, especially using bold reds, blues and greens was also popular.

Designer: Olga Gromova

What you’ll find: Kimono-inspired gowns, flared sleeves and post-modern evening wear. The Gromova Design collection is only available by personal invitation from the designer herself, or through a recommendation of a current client.

Designer: Oleksiy Zalevskiy

What you’ll find: Fur, leather and denim from edgy to elegant with a canine trim. Look for his collections at Sunny and Mikhaella (43 Saksahanskoho, Modniy Kvartal, Bolshevik Shopping Centre (6 Hetmana); Modniy Kvartal, Alta-Centre Shopping Centre, 2nd floor, (11A Moskovskiy Prospect).

Designer: Oksana Karavanska

What you’ll find: Haute couture, pret-a-porter and everything in between, not to mention her line of inventive handbags. Look for her collection at Boutique Oksana Karavanska (29/1 Khreschatyk).

Designer: Liliya Poustovit

What you’ll find: A chic, modern look for modern women everywhere. Find her collection at Atelier 1 located in Hotel Vozdvizhenskiy (60 Vozdvizhenska).

Designer: Zemskova and Vorozhbyt

What you’ll find: Classic chic for the new businesswomen – at work, at home and out on the town.Look for their collection at West Mont (48Chervonoarmiyska) and Nashe, Olimpiyskiy Mall, 3rd floor (72 Chervonoarmiyska).

Designer: Anna Sosnovskaya

What you’ll find: A men’s line that screams masculinity with undertones suggesting delicate strength. Look for her collection online at http://www.anns.com.ua or visit her studio for a custom design located on 18-5 Harmatna.

Designer: Alexandr Gapchuk

What you’ll find: Smart suits and even smarter coats – for the modern man who is looking to update his look. Look for his collection at 21 Beloruska or shop online at http://www.gapchuk.com.

Designer: Serhiy Smolin for TM IDoL

What you’ll find: Confident clothing intended for the man who feels comfortable in his own skin. Look for his collection at his studio located on (75 Artema, office No.1.; http://www.fashionweek.com.ua)

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