Benin Fashion Designer Brings African Style To São Paulo

“You can throw everything on the floor, please make yourself at home,” says Abbé Tossa to a client in a small showroom at Vila Mariana, in São Paulo, among samples and more samples of brightly-colored textiles from Africa.

The client, Andreia Soares, 36, traveled 62 miles from Sorocaba, upstate São Paulo, to buy gifts from Tossa, after being delighted with her first purchase, a cut of cloth to make a dress for a wedding. “I chose the fabric over the Internet, and the final dress gained so many compliments. I didn’t really wear African clothes before, but now I want to dress like that all the time. It’s a gorgeous style,” she said.
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