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Models debuted the suits with an informal presentation while designers-including Mirla Sabino of ANK, Cecilia Prado of Cecilia Prado Mare and Paola Robba of Poko Pano-mixed and mingled with the crowd.
Eco-friendly fashion is a trend dear to Paola Robba, creative director and founder of Poko Pano.
Robba has proven it is possible to develop a glamorous and sexy swim collection while still being eco-friendly.
Paola Robba 2009
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Paola Robba 2009 Designer Paola Robba calls on every fashionista to preserve Brazil's richest treasure - the Amazon - with native inspired themes such as: the caffeinated Guarana plant, hot chilli peppers, native Indian tribes, and other exotic elements of the Amazon's stunning wildlife and fauna. The collection's colourful stripes and polka dots symbolize the diversity of the rainforest and the Brazilian people. Paola Robba: According to the designer, it all began with a charming promenade through the interiors of French palaces and castles, a delicate universe that enchanted her and added brightness, luxury and opulence to the highly desired Paola Robba bikinis and swimsuits. Additional references to Sao Paulo architectural landmarks can be seen in geometric shapes and cuts in brown, red and white tones, while leopard fur synthesises some of the decor elements. Paola describes her latest collection as the "Paris-Sao Paulo-Paris connection".
Designer Paola Robba from Poko Pano-which is one of the most traditional swim brands in Brazil, since 1988, showcased her Spring/Summer 2012 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami.
Robba's looked for inspiration to her rustic chic collection in the Amazonian fauna, flora workmanship and traditions. In this collection, Paola Robba decided to include 40 looks of elegant swimwear and beach apparel like: bikinis, kaftans, mini dresses, shirts, skirts and pantaloon pants, all designed in ample shapes, perfect for the modern women, who want to look beautiful and stylish while basking in the sun. When it comes to the color palette she introduces beautiful bright colors like: lemon yellow, chocolate brown, red, and vibrant green, turquoise, black and white. Most of these sophisticated designs are made with natural and raw materials. Crochet and lacework, in Paola Robba's hands, turn out to be stylish sexy, chic and elegant bikinis. She also features exotic prints influenced by the Amazonian flora and fauna including bromeliad, vitória-regia (giant water lily, saffron flower, orchids and tropical delicacies such as guarana, buriti, banana, urucum and lots of pineapples. Paola pays homage to the region's nearly extinct animal life by incorporating the multicolored plume of feathers found on arara birds, the velvety coats of a jaguar and vibrant scales of river species. hen it comes to accessories Paola designed hats, caps and charming bags - to complete each beach look, which are also made with natural, organic materials. "The eco fashion has to be concern of all of us stylist. We look into using the natural threads in the composition of the apparels, and giving jobs and gains to communities in need, improving the local culture and proving work. It is possible to develop a glamorous, sexy, environment friendly collection", explains Paola Robba, creative director and founder at Poko Pano. Thank you Paola Robba for bringing a beautiful, fun collection to the runway; inspired by Brazil and its traditional colors, symbols, plant and wildlife.