Sao Paulo kicked off the 40th edition of its Fashion Week featuring the winter 2016 collection of Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.

Latin America's biggest fashion extravaganza got under way on Sunday, in the rather unusual setting of the Sao Paulo's municipal building, in the heart of the city.

Long-sleeved frocks in silk and tulle were among the highlights of Herchcovitch's collection, which seemed playfully to allude to the themes of sex and power.

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