The February 2009 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine features a visual extravaganza by photographer Mariano Vivanco that celebrates Brazil and its carnival culture.
Models Ana Cluadia, Pedro, Junior, Ganriel, and Leo were styled by the brilliant Nicola Formichetti in excessive headgear and necklaces.
The black and white images range from the high energy to the subdued and relaxed with a subtle erotic undertone.
Implications - Model Ana Claudia's pin-straight hair, complete with blunt bangs, gives the 'Brazil' editorial an edgy undertone. Followed by male models, Ana Claudia seems to be the center of attention and easily dominates the editorial spread with her piercing facial expressions and doll-like poses.
‘Brazil' by Mariano Vivanco for Dazed & Confused
1. Carnival Fashion - There is a growing demand for carnival-inspired fashion and accessories, creating an opportunity for designers and entrepreneurs to create unique and innovative pieces.
2. Destination Photography - There is an increased interest in exotic, destination-based photography, providing an opportunity for photographers to showcase their skills and offer new and exciting experiences for clients.
3. Body Positivity - There is a trend towards greater acceptance of diverse body types and a demand for photo shoots that celebrate body positivity, offering an opportunity for brands to create more inclusive marketing campaigns.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can take advantage of the growing trend for carnival-inspired fashion and accessories, creating new collections and tapping into new markets.
2. Photography - The photography industry can capitalize on the trend for destination-based photography, offering clients unique and memorable experiences and showcasing their skills in new and exciting locations.
3. Beauty - The beauty industry can seize the opportunity presented by the trend for body positivity, promoting diversity and inclusivity in their marketing campaigns and creating products that support all body types and skin tones.