Standing tall in an often hostile environment, Brechó Replay is a youth-led collective challenging the white-washed and elitist environment of Brazil’s mainstream fashion and cultural landscapes, one event at a time.
The group was founded back in 2015, when artist and ballet dancer Eduardo Costa got together with multimedia artist Viviane Lee and stylist Victória Carolina. Together, their aim has been to fight against the lack of diverse voices and the discrimination faced by Brazilians from minority and low-income communities in the country’s art and fashion worlds.
As an intersectional arts collective and visual platform, Brechó Replay offers a space of community, understanding, and empowerment through editorial photoshoots and events, making room for young people to discuss the meaning behind aesthetics. “(We are most proud of) being one of the most important multi-language platforms in Brazil for minorities,” they say.
When it comes to plans for the year ahead, Brechó Replay will continue working hard in multiple projects dedicated to representing Brazilian youth, but their focus is clear: “To get out of precariousness. To not fight to survive, but live.”