Graduated in Fashion Design in Brazil, Flávia Brito worked as a stylist assistant with the designers Guto Carvalho Neto and Helena Pontes. She has been studying technical and concept jewelry and participated in exhibitions in Brazil and Pantalla Abierta/Chile.
She chose fashion as a career because she “found magnificent the way people are able to express themselves through putting "stuff" on their bodies. It is a kind of social language and she thinks it is also a mechanism of great historical value”.
Her personal creations are a hybrid of the fields of fashion, art, and jewelry, focusing on the body and its relations with society. Her current endeavors consist of developing conceptual works around clothing and objects.
The project is the result of a personal interpretation of Michel Foucault´s book: "Discipline and Punish - The birth of the prison". Flávia Brito focused on the ideia of the Panoptico, the architecture of the prisons that promoted an elaborated surveillance system. This knowledge influenced the organization of cities with the purpose of body surveillance and to discipline through the creation of specific public spaces.
The interest of the designer is to develop a poetic thought on the theory and on her everyday life perceptions, how she sees and feels this social surveillance system to be a constructed and dress each individual. These are structures that are imposed and normative. They have volume, shape, color, weight and energy.