Selected by: Rosane Ribeiro, Vogue Brasil and Rubens Gomes, Co-Founder of Choix
Brazilian-born, London-based knitwear supremo Lucas Nascimento trained with the likes of Giles Deacon and Jonathan Saunders before launching his own line at Fashion Rio Autumn/Winter 2010, to critical acclaim. “Lucas is the most promising new star, but shows the maturity of a veteran,” said Rosane Ribeiro, Vogue Brasil’s fashion correspondent. “His sophisticated and intricate work is young, sensual, sculptural yet extremely chic. His catwalk show could be placed anywhere in the world.”
In December, Mr Nascimento landed his first stockist — the innovative concept store Choix in São Paulo, which also stocks international names like Comme des Garçons Play alongside up-and-coming Brazilian designers. Rubens Gomes, co-founder of Choix, says he decided to stock the designer “for his talent for creating impeccable forms and silhouettes. With every collection, Lucas establishes himself as one of the most creative designers of his generation.” Rubens added that the collection is selling well, with mini skirts and dresses among the key pieces. “Lucas’ career is very promising; he has the potential to show at the London or Paris fashion weeks,” he said.