Brazilian born fashion designer and multimedia artist, Chris Barreto finds her essence in the interpretation of body paintings of the Brazilian- Indian tribes. An inspiration that translated into her “second skin” wearable art, where sophistication meets originality and comfort!
1993 Chris founded the Chris Barreto Art Studio in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro and after international collaborations with the New York Guggenheim Museum or the American Museum of Natural History, the studio started to expand from a fashion line to the creation of a variety of fine arts paintings as well as Home Decor designs.
Chris Barreto’s Brazilian roots are expressed by the use of a vibrant and colorful palette. Striking graphics feature heavily in her work; recalling the sign language of Brazilian’s indigenous people mixed with modern day Pop Art and Urban Graffiti, giving it a spiritual and bold statement. Her fashion designs are handmade and crafted with traditional techniques.
The Chris Barreto art studio work has been featured in Magazines like Vogue or Sportswear International, on runways, on red carpets and concert stages, in collaborations with WOLFORD, Cirque Du Soleil, the Metropolitan Graphic Art Gallery and charity organizations throughout the world ,weaving a colorful, powerful, constant social net through affordable art.
2016, Chris Barreto started a collaboration with Recording Artist and Composer Dalal.
“Chris’ designs are fresh and melodious; they are a happy creation that are an absolute joy to wear” - Dalal Bruchmann
Photographer: Charlie Steffens
Designs: Chris Barreto
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