Amir Slama

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Amir Slama
Born Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Fashion designer
Awards Brazil's Best Designer of the Year award in 2002 and 2003
Labels Rosa Chá;Amir Slama

Amir Slama is a Brazilian-born fashion designer.[1][2] He was the designer, stylist and owner of the Brazilian beach fashion brand Rosa Chá. He now runs a brand under his name, Amir Slama, with stores in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Amir's father came to Brazil when he was a little over 20 years old to work in the textile business as a trade representative on the 25 de Março street (in the Bom Retiro neighborhood); he later set up his own factory. Before coming to Brazil, his father lived for a few years in Israel, where he met his wife. Amir recalls that his parents spoke in Hebrew between themselves.

Amir was a history professor before establishing his career in the fashion industry; with the help of his wife, he started Rosa Cha. His talent has become known throughout the fashion community with Rosa Cha constantly being editorialized by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, W Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, and many more.[3]

He became friends with supermodel Naomi Campbell after she visited his shop in Sao Paulo; Campbell has modeled his collections on the runway ever since.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • Brazil's Best Designer of the Year award in 2002 and 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.brazzilmag.com/content/view/3840/53/ Archived June 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [1] Archived June 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Amir Slama Beach wear". fashionmission.nl. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  4. ^ Rosa Cha - New York Fashion Designer - Rosa Cha, Sais, Rosa Cha for Speedo Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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