Here is a fact for the next quiz night: Brazil is home to the largest population of Japanese outside of Japan. São Paulo in particular has the most Japanese in all of Brazil, which made it the obvious location choice for the newly opened Japan House. The Japanese government’s cultural mission in Japan is also the setting for an editorial running in the July 2017 issue of Vogue Brasil starring Brazil’s own Lorena Maraschi. Photographed by Rafael Pavarotti and styled by Pedro Sales, the story looks to collections from this season that have an affinity with Japan. To that end, Lorena is pictured wearing a floral print dress by Valentino. There are bamboo sculptures and more that figure throughout the editorial and serve as a reminder of the cross cultural exchange at work between Japan and Brazil. Lorena, a true model’s model, rises to the occasion and makes the whole shoot worth the price of admission.

See more at japanhouse.jp.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Brasil July 2017; Title, “Sugoi”; Photography, Rafael Pavarotti; Styling, Pedro Sales; Beauty, Amanda Schön at MLages using L’Oréal Professionel and Sisley Paris; Photography assistance, Edu Malta, Mariza Fonseca; Fashion assistance, Amanda Berndt, Giovanna Grassi, Rogério Martinez; Beauty assistance, Pamella Franco; Production, Bill Macintyre; Retouching, Helder Bragatel.

Lorena Maraschi | Vogue Brasil July 2017 (Photography: Rafael Pavarotti)

Lorena Maraschi | Vogue Brasil July 2017 (Photography: Rafael Pavarotti)