After working in the beach and resortwear realm for over a decade in her native Brazil, Vanda Jacintho decided to launch her namesake line to focus solely on her delicately crafted silk scarves. Not just a neck accessory, the pieces Jacintho creates are intended to be styled in myriad ways, making them a versatile travel companion. “I had another line that I did for years, and when I stopped, I continued making silk sarongs just for my friends and for myself. It turned out there was a gap in the luxury market, because they were a huge success in Brazil,” explains Jacintho of her decision to focus on the scarves.
The beauty of her pieces is that they possess a fashon-forward sophistication, with their rich color palettes and original prints, as well as a nonchalance that any woman-on-the-go can appreciate. “The silk is very chic and easy to pack because of how lightweight it is,” she explains. “Also, silk really fits your body better than any other fabric. It lends itself to beautiful colors, so it can really brighten up a look.” Her striking prints are mostly inspired by her native Brazil and the farmland area where she grew up. “I love animals, wetlands, and everything that is wild.”
A world traveler herself, Jacintho began globetrotting to source inspiration for the line. “I started searching for different styles and ways you could wrap the scarves. I traveled to Vietnam and throughout Asia and studied the different ways women wrapped sarongs. I created the sarong that can be a jumpsuit, strapless dress, pants, a skirt, or trousers.” If in doubt about how to style the sarongs, Barneys displays several options of each, and further tutorials can be found in the How To section of her website. Look out for her resin and wooden jewelry—the perfect complement to the silk pieces—launching at Barneys soon.