Sao Paulo Fashion Week style trends

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The five-day extravaganza showcasing the Summer 2015 creations of 31 Brazilian designers wrapped up Friday. Here were the main trends:

– Gold out, silver in –

While gold reigned supreme in past seasons, silver and shimmery metallic shades stole the spotlight this time around. The futuristic look was also featured on faces in the form of eyeshadow.

– Geometrics, turquoise trump –

Eye-popping geometric patterns were the week’s strongest style trend, Daniela Falcao of Brazilian Vogue told AFP. Diamond shapes and straight or curved lines were very much on view, notably in the Osklen, Ronaldo Fraga, Teca and Lolitta collections.

Turquoise took the prize on the color front. “Turquoise is the next big thing,” Falcao said.

– Animal prints not passe –

Zebra and leopard prints are still hot but you wouldn’t think it from the collection of the talented Pedro Lourenco. Using sequins, he took a more subtle approach. “It looks more like a geometric design,” commented Vogue’s Falcao. Still, classic animal prints — beloved by Brazilians at the beach and beyond — are far from ready to retire from the runways.

– Bermudas abound –

In a bevy of fits, shades and styles bermudas were hard to miss on the catwalk — especially those shorts that were sheer. “It’s a dictating trend,” fashion expert and TV presenter Arlindo Grund told AFP.

– High waists win –

Inspired by icon Marilyn Monroe, designer Alexandre Herchcovitch won accolades with high-waisted pants and pencil skirts that complimented curvy, feminine figures.

– ‘No effort’ natural makeup –

“The only people whose skin doesn’t glow are those who are sick,” MAC makeup artist and Brazil representative Fabiana Gomes told AFP. The key is keeping it light. “The idea is to look like you made no effort to be pretty,” she said.

– Gloss the way to go –

After languishing at the bottom of your makeup bag, lip gloss is back to help you get that effortless natural look. Gomes recommends applying small touches using your fingertips. But for those who prefer a more intense look, rest assured. Deep reds, plums and burgundies will stay big for some time to come, she added.

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