Alexandre Herchcovitch opened day three of fashion week with a collection inspired by the utility of gardening garb with plasticized flannel in plaid prints as well as floral, polka dots, and geometric prints and cutout overlays. He also used denim, leather, wool, silk and velvet as mediums in a collection that showed several remakes of overalls, rain jackets and loose fitting aprons.\n\n

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Ellus followed with an urban-inspired collection of denim, leather and metallic looks with yoked pleated skirts, biker jackets, relaxed tailored pants and a bit of an erratic color palette. The collection is young, vibrant and edgy, but has a few soft and feminine elements that balance the looks.

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Lilly Sarti showed a vintage inspired collection with gorgeous references to the 60’s and 70’s with rich, heavy fabrics such as cashmere, wool and leather. I love the varied warm color palette of wine, berry, azure, burnt orange and ecru. The silhouettes in this collection are classic and sophisticated, while maintaining a relaxed ease about them.

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Ronaldo Fraga showcased a collection inspired by the skin deep nature of how we experience contemporary cities, hence the red painted models. Between the red skin and four eyes, the show had an air reminiscent of Indian culture. Fraga went further to protest the purchasing of animals as pets at the start of the show. The color palette was kept simple with black, white and red in solids and intricate prints. The looks were flirty and feminine, but decidedly creative, artistic and loud. All in all, once I got past the odd nature of the show itself, the garments were actually gorgeous.

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Vitorino Campos showed a water inspired collection of blues, purples and blacks on silhouettes meant to evoke images of fluidity and flowing water.There was quite a bit of denim mixed with satin, mesh, jacquard and stretched knit. The looks varied from sultry to oversized and boxy – still, the choices of fabrics and colors made it an intriguing collection.

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The Sacada collection was inspired by prints and the artistry of hand-weaving by the ancient Incas and Peruvians. The silhouettes are relaxed, feminine and sophisticated, and I adore the mostly muted color palette of greys with pops of green, blue, purple and burgundy.

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Intergalactic armor and capes? Not quite what you’d expect to see in high fashion, but Triton’s Winter 2015 collection was centered around a Star Wars motif. No kidding. The first looks aren’t quite a direct reference, and actually quite chic. As the show evolved, I definitely found myself chuckling at the associations I made with different looks…and I’m not really a Star Wars fan, so I can only imagine what it was like for the closet nerds in the audience.

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Inspired by the Nigerian Woodabe tribe, the Iodice collection vibrant African prints, woven crochet, and yes, more fringe! No, I’m not tired of seeing the fringe trend yet. Give me a few months. The collection is chic, elevated and had so many covetous pieces. I fell in love with the fringe sleeved black and white sweater. Adorable.

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