a r c h i v e - before 2013
This ilustration wsa done as an inpirational idea for Constança Basto Spring/Summer 06, which end up becoming a real product. It was featured on the cover of the accessories section in the WWD ( Women's Wear Daily ) magazine.
Cat Women Project
The Catwoman inspired boot was specially designed for Henry Bendel’s “Catwoman” inspired party, promoted by Warner Bros during the launch of the movie in 2004. This was a limited edition product. Designed at Constança Basto.
Material: Black satin and Swarovski crystals and leather linning and sole.
July 21, 2004 at Henri Bendel,
New York City.
Teia do mar de rosas brancas
( Sea net of white roses )
This project was firts created in may/june 2010.
This is a site-specific planned 3 days before the new years eve of 2011.
It's made of 4 km of white cotton strings and four dozen of white roses. It took place on a corner of a crossroad in Ipanema, Visconde de Pirajá with Maria Quitéria streets in Rio. It five hours to get done starting from 3 am of the 31 of december of 2010, before sunrise. It lasted for 24 hours, early morning of the first day of 2011 the street sweepers took it down.
Inspired by the offerings of white roses to the sea during new years eve, as a gift of gratitude to the Water Goddess.
This piece was an offering to the city. People's reactions were many. From the ones who didn't see it at all, there were some who interact with it, by touching it, admiring it, or even adding a single red rose.
There was a space created for reflection where all the strings were one, connected with each other being a part of a fragment of the whole. Each croos-section representing a starting point, a meeting place but yet as important for the whole as any other one, important for keeping the balance and keeping the white roses among them, suspended in air. The time passed, the roses no longer were so young nevertheless they still beautiful, they looked drier and their sweet fragance were stronger. Nature's action. Always changing, exchanging, changing one aspect for another, keeping the balance. The sense of loss is an ilusion, in nature there is no such thing.
Red Velvet Boho shoes
These shoes were specially designed at Constança Basto for Sta. Ephigenia's fall/winter 2005 Fashion show.
Utility folding bag
This bag was designed by request for a client that wanted to have a case bag do hold and display a book. At the same time it would have to connect the urban/versatile life style with a little touch of the "slow healthly" movement. There are may ways of using this bag. It fits notebook computers, Ipads, and whatever works for the individual.
Material: Gray neo-prene, green nylon, elastic and caramel brown leather.
Wire elastic and light
This project was materialized in 2010, but its download started to be dreamed one year before, in 2009. Now its clear, it was one of the important parts of the creative road. If there is one piece that would be called the "first one" of the light projects that are created nowdays, in 2013, this wuold be one. Its idea and esthetic is embodied all the light design projects now created.