The socks becomes a must-have item. Cleverly mixing sporty elements with the most iconic motifs, the result is a real exaltation of physicality: the ideal complement to a daily life that contrasts convulsive rhythms with moments of intoxicating magic.
Suppleness, lightness, power: the three fundamental elements that make Capoeira what it is, the ancient Brazilian martial art with roots plunged deep into the centuries.
Imbued with a magical force, Capoeira turns combat into dance, making the whole body into an instrument.
Gestures that challenge without sacrificing grace, players that face each other but never touch, acrobatic virtuosity between heaven and earth...
A hymn to freedom against the torrid background of Brazil, where white beaches alternate with endless forests.
Maximum force is concentrated in the legs.
Fundamentally, a daily workout to tone your muscles and an exquisite ability to master the "ginga", the origin and outcome of all movements.
The whole body sculpts itself to generate energy, but to catapult oneself into the "roda" (the human circle that defines the performance) requires a true sense of artistry.
Balance is a constant presence, adding rhythm to combat and a concrete base to coordination, giving rise to swing, a perfectly calibrated mix of movement, creativity and power.
The ocean. Waves that come and go give rhythm to the days and seasons.
The immense spaces of the sea that once united the land of carioca with Africa and its rituals.
Just like water, the capoeirista transforms gesture into poetry, merging spirit with outer form in a relentless, ever-evolving flow.
Photographer: Andre Costa
Creative Director: Pier Fioraso
Editor: Silvia Ragni
Fashion Assistant: Elaine Fioraso
Models: Alex Calado, Gil Tatzu
Location: Boa Viagem, Recife - Brazil