photographing the red hot street style of são paulo, straight up

We took to the streets of the Brazilian melting pot São Paulo, to meet the city's lovers, dreamers and creators.

by i-D Team and i-D Staff
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10 August 2017, 1:15am

André Luis Gonçalves, 18

Where do you look to find inspiration?
I have always found great inspiration in my family, especially my father. I have always loved the way he dresses.

If you could ask the world one question, what would it be?
What is our mission here?

Loïc Koutana, 22, student & Raphael Lobato, 23, art curator and model

What's the best advice you would give to a newcomer in your city?
L: I was a newcomer two years ago. I would say don't be scared to embrace the culture and the way it makes you reflect about your sexuality. R: Enjoy it. Open your mind.

Where's your favourite place to hang out?
L: The centre ("República" subway station) where I live. The centre of São Paulo is so alive. R: All the gays and the artistic people live in the centre. The parties are good here.

Rafhaela Zyom Betiatom, 20 / Singer

What do you do?
R: I seek adventures, good energy exchanges, connections, my inner path.

What's the best advice you would give to a newcomer in your city?
R: Go, move, explore!

Saulo Oliveira Teixeira, 24, DJ and model & Camila Vaz Mateus, designer

What do you think your generation will be remembered for?
S: Being revolutionary when it comes to self-expression, and being very politicised. C: A generation of problem solvers.

What's the best advice you would give to a newcomer in your city?
S: Bring a coat and explore the nightlife! C: Head to the beach!

Credits


Photography Julien Soulier