São Paulo Fashion Week

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The São Paulo Fashion Week is an clothing trade show held semi-annually in São Paulo. It is notable as "Latin America's pre-eminent fashion event"[1] and it is considered the fifth largest fashion week after in the world behind New York, London, Paris and Milan.[2] It has been controversial in the past because of a "longstanding bias towards white models." In 2009 quotas were imposed that required that 10 percent of models to be "black or indigenous" as a way to foster equal opportunity.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Brazil fashion week goes equal opportunity". The Daily Telegraph. June 20, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-08. the Sao Paulo Fashion Week - Latin America's pre-eminent fashion event - has imposed quotas requiring at least 10 percent of the models to be black or indigenous. The measure was brought in after intense pressure from anti-racism groups and Brazilian prosecutors who blasted the SPFW's longstanding bias towards white models. 
  2. ^ Nunes, Joao Paulo Nunes (2012). "A City of Two Tales: São Paulo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014". Huffingtonpost. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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