Pedro Lourenço has been drawing attention in Paris for masterful workmanship that belies his age—the Brazilian wunderkind is barely 21. Resort finds him in typically meticulous form but upping the real-world appeal even more than he did in his breakthrough Fall show. Inspired by his roots, he recruited the Brazilian artist Lelli de Orleans e Bragança to create the exclusive—and very on-trend—tropical bird paintings that he converted into prints for his deceptively simple shifts. Deceptively simple, in part, because the parrots' tails are cut out and glued to wrap around the back side of the silk dresses (yes, they're still hand-washable).
That's just the beginning of the special touches in this collection. The outer, rubberized layer of zip-front shifts are magnetized so they can be worn flipped open to reveal the matching prints on the lining of that outer layer and on the inner dress. If that sounds tricky, the results are pretty sublime. And they'll cost you. Which is why Lourenço has been adding more affordable separates like doubled silk jersey tanks and tees and miniskirts and cigarette pants with leather waistbands. This was another bold showing from an impressive young talent.