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In Conversation with Fashion Designer Bacca Da Silva

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Magdalene Chan
Updated: 11 December 2015
Bacca Da Silva is a San Franciscan designer from Brazil, blending fashion and art to create a unique style all of his own. We find out how he got into the fashion industry, what he loves about San Francisco, and what inspires his work.

© Bacca Da Silva
© Bacca Da Silva

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

Magdalene Chan is an artist in all she does: jewelry, fashion, photography, fine art painting, writing see her work here.