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Category Archives: Fashion Rio

18-year old model from Rio sets a record on the catwalks at Fashion Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: As this blog has highlighted several times over the past several months, black models are regularly under-represented in Brazil’s top fashion shows such as Fashion … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twin sisters from Bahia, Suzana and Suzane Massena, turning heads in the modeling world


“Not even our father knows who is who,” say twin models at Fashion Rio Susan and Suzane Massena, 17, who strutted on the catwalk for Oestúdio, are only invited to … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion Rio revives the discussion of racism in Brazil’s fashion shows


The Fashion Week in Rio de Janeiro was marked by the controversy of racism. During the opening of the 22nd edition of Fashion Rio for winter 2013, a group of demonstrators … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bare-breasted black models protest to publicize the lack of black models in Fashion Rio event


Protesters march at Fashion Rio event   In a gesture that is becoming as regular as the main event itself, black models organized a protest against under-representation at Fashion Rio’s … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 22 Comments

Blacks stage protest on the first day of Fashion Rio


A group of models staged a protest at the door of the popular Rio event minutes before  participants modeled on the event’s first day. They wanted to renew the agreement … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blacks stage protest on the first day of Fashion Rio


A group of models staged a protest at the door of the popular Rio event minutes before  participants modeled on the event’s first day. They wanted to renew the agreement … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fashion Rio 2012: Will it be yet another "blackout" of Afro-Brazilian models?


The 2012 edition of the Fashion Rio winter fashion show began a few days ago in the Píer Mauá area of downtown Rio de Janeiro. And while the Fashion Rio … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment