Fashion Rio began yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. The fashion week will bring the winter creations of the leading Brazilian designers on the catwalk until the 14th of January. The five days of fashion shows began with Alexandre Herchcovitch, who created a collection of clothes made of denim which was different from the multicolored ones presented by Patachou, with a series of kimono-style tops, from a golden coat to a red leather one, and Acquastudio that created flower-printed silk models. Eastern Europe has been a preferred look for Alessa, that chose as inspiration Turkish kilims, tapestries. Cantao was one of the favorites of the public, with big sweaters and shorts. Brazilian brands are more and more important even abroad: Herchcovitch takes part in New York defiles while in the meantime international luxury designers are opening their boutiques in Sao Paulo.