Binny I go to Rio Spring Summer 17
The Binny I Go To Rio spring summer 17 collection was inspired by the designers’ travel to Rio De Janeiro. They went to Brazil for six weeks last summer to meet their brazilian family. The torture of long haul flights with a tiny person was (almost) forgotten when they got to their hotel in Rio. Framed on one side by a famous “favela”(slum) and on the other by the huge natural rock formation where on the highest point the statue of Christ The Redeemer towers over the city. All looking onto the whitest sand, turquoise blue water with gently rolling waves and palms waving gently. The birds seem to fly in perfect straight lines exactly every five minutes. Black as night super fit girls in ‘dental floss’ bikinis lounge, with the famous ‘bunda grande’ on show. Boys playing soccer and swimming.
Extremely rich & extremely poor are all equally as happy there. The beach is the lifeblood of this Rio and nothing matters except keeping cool in the shimmering, steaming heat of 40+ degree days end and extreme humidity. The sun is so strong, the vibrant colours you come to expect are faded everywhere from street signs to beach umbrellas. It’s intensely tropical and animal print reigns supreme. The women are immaculate and have a certain style and what is called ‘salt’. It’s a subtle touch of sensual glamour and a heightened sense of femininity. Carnival was beginning and the street corners had little groups singing and dancing, practising for Brazil’s biggest party. The melting pot of African, European and American cultures combined with a backdrop of stunning scenery. With extreme wealth juxtaposed so dramatically against such extreme poverty, it is what makes this such a fascinating, confronting & amazing place.