They opened the show at the Minas Trend Preview last summer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Not surprisingly, the theme was sustainability.
Brazilian born Mary Arantes of Mary Design showed her highly editorial clothing creations, complemented by hats and other accessories. The hats were made by Futurearte, a cooperative handicraft group that trains at-risk young people in management and marketing skills, and are available for purchase. And here's a Brazil Journal article about the evening that features Mary with one of the hats.
The hats were composed of perfectly rolled and woven strips, and their construction was influenced by styles worn around the world. How I would have enjoyed seeing them be made!
Photography by Agencia Fotosite