Luiza Rosa


Threads of Bahia: A Dance of Cultural Identity

Woven profoundly into the threads of time, Brazil's history is a fascinating tale of resiliency and transformation. The cultural legacy of this dynamic country is still haunted by the ghosts of the Atlantic African slave trade, which took place across centuries from the middle of the sixteenth to the middle of the nineteenth century. This proposal sets out to explore the depths of how this historical upheaval shaped Brazil's identity and to determine the full scope of its impact. The fascinating city of Bahia, a live example of the merging of Brazilian spirit and African culture, is at the forefront of this exploration.
The spirit of Afro-Brazilian culture is still present, among the vibrant markets and cobblestone lanes, where the alluring Baianas stand out as the keepers of traditions. These Afro-Brazilian women represent the courage and determination forged in the fires of history and are admired for their persistent commitment to conserving and handing down cultural practices. As the investigation progresses, it explores the origins of capoeira, an art form that emerged from adversity and resilience and is today a lively representation of Brazilian identity. Through my collection, I aim to not only study history but also feel its pulse—to understand directly how the vibrant thread of Brazilian culture continues to shape and define the colorful tapestry of Brazilian culture today.
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Image: Threads of Bahia Portfolio


Luiza Rosa, born in São Paulo, Brazil, is a dynamic young designer driven by a passion to revolutionize and leave a mark on the world of fashion. Her unique style, deeply rooted in her Brazilian heritage, serves as the cornerstone of her creative vision. As an artist, Luiza explores the intricacies of cultural legacy through the medium of fashion, using it as a powerful tool for self-expression. One of Luiza's distinctive approaches is her use of volume in garments, where she skillfully plays with shapes and silhouettes to create pieces that resonate with her cultural background. Through meticulous draping, she imbues her designs with a sense of movement and dynamism, breathing life into each creation. Her designs embody the fusion of innovation and tradition, reflecting her journey as an immigrant and her relentless pursuit to redefine fashion by merging culture and identity. Through sewing, draping, and refining, Luiza continuously pushes the boundaries of her creativity, infusing each piece with profound meaning and distinct, impactful designs.