joaomonteiro

fashion design

The design of clothes, especially swimsuits, is both an analysis about the body and how it is perceived nowadays by different societies and, on the other hand, about the possibilities of new designs thanks to new types of stretch fabrics.
In my case, the inevitable comparison between the Brazilian “beach culture” in a multi-racial and tropical country and a Mediterranean perspective, that has certainly kept its Greek-Roman roots. My proposal here is a bathing suit that no longer has the purpose to hide the ‘intimate’ parts but, as an indigenous body painting, enhances the morphological parts to be shown in an open space of socialization – the beach – where people show their bodies almost totally naked.