Carioca by Mayara MAGRI x IMPERFECT POINTES

When we began collaborating with Mayara a natural progression was to design a leotard together. Mayara is proudly Brazilian and this comes through in her flair and natural balletic style. We wanted to reflect this in our design and colour ways.

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The inspiration came out of Mayara's strong Rio culture and identity - ‘Eu sou brasileira, carioca da gema!’ 

‘This Portuguese saying means “I’m Brazilian, ‘Carioca of the yolk’ or ‘Carioca from the heart’... “Da gema” in this sense means ‘being born of two Cariocas’ like you are already Carioca before birth.

Collab Inspiration

The colours in the natural beauty of Rio De Janeiro

“After a difficult year for everyone, it made me happy to be able to return to my home city of Rio, feel present and make the most of nature. If we all care about these things we would care about sustainability. This inspired the leotard’s simplicity and the colour palette. The pastel tones remind me of the sea, the mountains and the dawn of the day and I hope you will love wearing these in the studio everyday.”

Carioca by Mayara Magri

Official Brand Supporter for Imperfect Pointes

Behind the Carioca leotard

Mayara spotted a gap in the Imperfect Pointes collection for a simple, classic style leotard that dancers would want to wear to feel confident in the studio every day.  

The pastel shades represent the sea, the mountains and the dawn of the day.

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