Carlos Tufvesson

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Carlos Tufvesson is a fashion designer in Brazil. He attended Domus Academy, in Milan, Italy. In 2000, he opened a space in Ipanema: One side his atelier, the other a store front. In 2001, he released his first prêt-à-porter collection during the Semana Barra Shopping, a precursor event to Fashion Rio.[1] In 2004 Tufvesson introduced his work internationally at the São Paulo Fashion Week.[2]


Tufvesson, who is openly gay,[3] is well known for his activism in Brazil, especially for activities benefiting HIV/AIDS causes, but also for equal rights to access marriage, as it is administered and extended by the state. Architect André Piva is his life-partner, and both are well-recognized personalities, both by the LGBT community as well as the carioca society (i.e. the Who is who list in the city of Rio de Janeiro).


  1. ^ Fashion Rio: Carlos Tufvesson
  2. ^ São Paulo Fashion Week: Carlos Tufvesson
  3. ^ Ripardo, Sérgio (2006-08-11), "Carlos Tufvesson veste celebridades e defende união civil", Folha de S.Paulo

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