Why did you get into Fashion?
More like a calling, passion for fashion, something I love. I grew up in Sao Paolo Brazil watching my mother sew for the whole family. After earning my MBA from Thunderbird, I debuted as leading upcoming designer in GEN ART fashion show and I opened my atelier in San Francisco.
What do you love about Fashion?
Fashion changes, it’s unsettled, keeps me busy, keeps me guessing, I like the idea that fashion is always changing, new, interesting. I can have a voice. I can create my own world. The world of Bacca Da Silva.
What inspires your designs?
I like beauty, beautiful things, find beauty in unexpected places, translate the beauty I see into clothing. I have a voice through clothing. I find beauty in everything I see: nature, a rainy day the way rain dissipates, flora and fauna, Maria Callas, urban landscape, seasons, artwork, luscious colors and materials… Not strict, I start a sketch with an inspiration, I add elements of shape, color, intricacy of pattern, beading, appliqué, sequins… all by hand.
Celebrities in Bacca Da Silva: Natalie Cole, Kristi Yamaguchi
What do you like about San Francisco?
I love the weather, doesn’t have the extremes; the city is busier, manageable; the people are more approachable.
By Magdalene Chan