By Byron Cordero | August 23, 2016 | Style & Beauty
Frescobol Carioca brings a Brazilian twist to laid-back beachwear.
Inspired by the architectural movement that redefined the look of Brazil’s cities in the early 20th century, Frescobol Carioca, the luxury lifestyle brand, embodies the spirit and style of Rio de Janeiro. This summer, its newest collection, Modernismo, makes its way to the Hamptons. Found at Sunbarth and carried by Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, every piece is easily translatable to all parts of the isle.
Launched in 2009 with simple handcrafted beach bats, the Brazilian brand has grown to include not only beachwear and accessories, but also casual wear that reflects effortless, escapist, and cool carioca culture. The prominent motifs in the Spring/Summer 2016 collection give a nod to the prolific Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who pioneered the country’s modernismo movement with his sinuous buildings, inventing his own expressive and seductive version of modernism. Prints called Sidewalk are reminiscent of iconic Brazilian sidewalks, the most famous being Copacabana (the tiled mosaic pavement that runs along Copacabana beach in Rio) and Ipanema.
Says co-founder of Frescobol Carioca Harry Brantly, “Our shorts are made with high-quality Italian polyamide, which is about 20 percent thinner than the material used by our main competitors. The tailored fit replicates the sartorial technique used by Savile Row tailors.” Sunbarth, 14 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 873-4121; mrporter.com
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FRESCOBOL CARIOCA (MODELS, PRODUCTS)