Vanda Jacintho is a luxury evening resortwear and statement jewellery brand, produced in Brazil and Italy, made to travel the world.
Instantly recognisable the world over for its iconic artsy prints and use of fine materials, namely silk, resin and mahogany, the brand brings together the designer and founder’s unique Brazilian upbringing and unparalleled flair for fashion and exquisite taste in the arts.
Embodying sophistication and versatility, and playing off the idea of ‘travelling light’, one size fits all Italian silk panneaux can be worn four ways: a sarong, trousers, a jumspuit and a dress. Museum worthy sculptural jewellery with architectural dimensions and tactile appeal give an avant-garde touch to the Jacintho woman’s wardrobe.
Born and raised in Brazil, Vanda’s collections are famed for their evocative imagery, influenced by a childhood spent growing up in the lush tropical surroundings of her family’s farm in the Pantanal wetlands region. Expressing herself through a passion for prints, jaguars and birds of paradise, corals and exotic wild flowers create vibrant wearable art. Inspiration is also drawn from the savoir-faire of the Mediterrnean lifestyle and the arts, Dadaism and Bauhaus and artsists such as Sonia Delauney and Escher.
Internationally renowned fashion editor, designer and consultant, Jacintho’s career began aged 17 when she was selected to assist the Fashion Editor of Vogue Brazil. After gaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Promotion from the prestigious London College of Fashion, her subsequent 12 year career in the fashion industry saw her working for publications in London including the Sunday Times, Flaunt and Tatler UK where she had the honour of working alongside Isabella Blow.
After returning to Brazil and founding luxury global beachwear brand “Beach Couture” in 2005, Jacintho identified a niche in the market for the versatile day-to-night silk panneaux which she gave to friends as cover-ups to her swimwear. With stylish instruction booklets showing how to take the covetable pieces from beach to bar, poolside to dinner party, summer to winter, she launched her eponymous brand in 2014.
The brand offers practical and chic evening resortwear pieces with versatility at its core, appealing to the jet-setting modern woman seeking an effortless ‘hand luggage only’ vacation wardrobe. Pieces are not only sophistiacted and multi-tasking but also seasonless and timeless.
Vanda Jacintho is committed to honouring the environment. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Brazil, style and sustainability co-exist in each collection. Sustainable Italian silks are painted and embroidered by hand. Hand carved mahogany is ethically grown and sourced from a sustianable plantation in the Phillipines, and reusable resins are hand carved and painted entirely by hand by skilled artisans in Brazil.