Get to Know Brazilian Designer Vanda Jacintho

3 years ago

With every successive collection, Brazilian designer Vanda Jacintho paints a pretty picture of summer. Her wood and resin accessories are bright, bold and the right amount of quirky-cool. It also happens to be Le Mill’s hottest new find this summer. Just look to Jacintho’s essential picks — wood ball earrings, tortoise chain choker and long mustard bead earrings — to grab the essence of her line. Here’s more about the fashion editor-turned-designer:

She started young

“I got interested in fashion in childhood. I grew up in a family full of dressy women. Since I was a little girl I used to wear my mother’s Moschino, Escada and Mugler.”

She had her first major break at only 17

“I began at Vogue at the age of 17. First as a fashion producer, than fashion stylist and fashion editor. I used to point the trends and edit the editorials. I still love editing, It’s a shame I don’t have the time anymore.”

She found a kindred spirit in Isabella Blow

“Izzie was the loveliest person I met, very kind and someone who cared for others. We had the same pop and almost corky way of seeing fashion. She taught me how to use colours, be funny and sexy in the visual medium. Another strong mentor is Patricia Carta. She was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Brasil and then publisher of Harper’s Bazaar Brasil.”

She sums up the ethos of Vanda Jacintho as…

“Think endless summer. Dream holiday. Picture resort wear with Pantanal roots. I lean towards practical yet chic resort pieces, and play off the idea of travelling light.”

She combined a myriad influences for SS ’17

“Sonia Delaunay. Bauhaus. And my homeland Pantanal – a very wild jungle in the middle of Brasil.”