Like Paula Hermanny, Cris Barros is a Brasilian designer that has impressed the fashion community with her unique collections imbued with Brasilian flair. This São Paulo-born designer began her career as a model and after completing fashion school and working with several industry gurus, launched her own brand in 2002.
Cris Barros credits her feelings and memories as the inspiration behind designing her collections, as well as having an avid interest in books and movies. She has been quoted saying, “I work using my feelings, it’s almost a natural process. Ideas emerge and I execute them.”
The Cris Barros Spring/Summer 2012 collection certainly evokes a contemplative mood, as the collection is at once romantic and pensive. The dusty imagery of the line’s newest catalogue features loose cuts and flowing silhouettes against a concrete dreamscape. The moody color story is occasionally punctuated by unexpected splashes of bold color and intricate embroidery. At ViX Swimwear, we love the new summer collection for its bohemian appeal and the aura of mystery it creates. Scroll down to see our favorite looks and to get ideas for shopping a similar style!
This layered Cris Barros dress (left) reminds us of the ViX Safarai Aline dress (right), a new release of the ViX Swimwear Summer 2012 Collection.
Our white Malia cover-up (left) evokes the same delicate, lacey feel of the frilly Cris Barros confection on the right.