Vanda Jacintho is a luxury evening resortwear and statement jewellery brand. Instantly recognisable the world over for its vivid iconic prints and sculptural shapes, the brand brings together the designer’s unique Brazilian upbringing and unparalleled taste in the arts and fashion. Embodying sophistication and versatility, one size fits all silk panneaux can be worn four ways: a sarong, trousers, a skirt and a dress, whilst jewellery with architectural dimensions lend statement appeal to a woman’s wardrobe.
Born and raised in Brazil, Vanda’s collections are infused with evocative imagery from her childhood memories growing up in the lush tropical surroundings of her family’s farm in the Pantanal region. Jaguars and birds of paradise, corals and wild flowers create a vibrant living tableaux, co-existing alongside inspiration drawn from the aesthetic and decorative arts, and her passion for artists such as Sonia Delauney and Escher.
Internationally renowned fashion editor, designer and consultant, Jacintho’s career began aged 17 when she was selected to assist the Fashion Editor of Vogue Brazil. Her subsequent 12 year career in the fashion industry saw her working for publications in London including the Sunday Times, Flaunt and Tatler UK where she had the honour of working alongside Isabella Blow.
After returning to Brazil and founding bikini brand “Beach Couture”, Jacintho noticed a niche in the market for her versatile, day-to-night, silk panneaux which she initially made as cover-ups for the beach. With stylish instruction booklets showing how to take the silks from beach to bar and on todinner parties she launched her eponymous brandin 2014.
Vanda Jacintho is committed to honouring the environment and showcasing the true art of craftsmanship. Sourcing the best materials and working with the finest craftsmen, style and sustainability co-exist in each collection.
Evening resortwear is crafted from the finest Italian silk sourced from a production in which the silk fibres are extracted from the cocoons only after the moth has left the cocoon, guaranteeing the highest environmental standards.
For statement accessories Vanda Jacintho utilises materials that are both tactile in nature and eco-friendly, namely resin and mahogany. Each resin piece is handmade and painted by skilled artisans in Brazil and crafted from reusable resin powders, ensuring there is no waste in our production.
Hand carved mahogany is ethically grown and sourced from a sustainable plantation in the Philippines and manufactured in Italy.