The Amazon Forest, one of the regions of greatest biodiversity in the world, with its magnificent flora and fauna, was the inspiration for Brazilian stylist Paola Robba to develop Poko Pano her spring-summer 2012 collection. Not only did the beautiful nature prove itself to offer an abundance of creative stimulus, but the local cultural traditions provided fuel for the design of the collection. Poko Pano’s environment friendly clothes and accessories were made in partnership with native communities and matched fashion and sustainability by reverting part of the gains to projects of improvement in these population life conditions.
Two years after designing her highly successful swimsuit collection for Victoria’s Secret with Miranda Kerr as the face for the design’s campaign, Brazilian swimsuit designer Paola Robba has gone solo with a swimmingly grand splash (pun intended) participation in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Spring 2012. Miami Beach’s MB Fashion week is considered the greatest swimwear fashion event in the world.
The Miami show featured 40 looks on the catwalk. The highlights of the show included exclusive prints and texture in crochet and lacework; kaftans, mini dresses, shirts, skirts, pantaloon pants, all designed in ample shapes, present a whole lifestyle that goes beyond beach surrounding, proving that enjoying the sun goes with fanciness; and charming accessories, such as hats, bags and caps. The fashion pieces also have a modern touch, with minimalist design, high-tech clothes and elements such as rings and metal loops.
Paola Robba is a renowned name in the swimwear world. Beyoncé, Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson are a few of Poko Pano’s famous customers list. Also, Paola developed a highly successful collection to Victoria’s Secret for two years in a row (2009/2010), with supermodel Miranda Kerr starring the campaign.