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Francisco Costa: From The Runway to the Brazilian Rainforest

Francisco Costa

Francisco Costa never imagined he would stop designing clothes. Growing up in Guarani, a small Brazilian municipality three hours outside of Rio de Janeiro, Costa encountered fashion at an early age. His mother, as fiercely outspoken as she was stylish, owned a children’s clothing line, and after school he would visit her factory to learn about fabrics and colors. When she passed away, he decided to leave their 3,000-person town for New York.

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