Carlos (1964). Brazilian stylist born in Sao Paulo. His basic line, M Office, has about a hundred retail outlets across Brazil and a turnover of roughly 60 million dollars. The originality of his creations is due to the intelligent mixture of the aesthetics of indigenous cultures (for example the use of feathers and shells) with a metropolitan style (reflected in materials like fiber-optics and Teflon). In 2000 he began a partnership with Coopa-Roca, a female cooperative based in Rocinha, one of the largest slums in Rio, in order to produce textiles made from cheap materials recycled from the city streets. In 2003, he opened a store in New York (the first one outside Brazil) in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. The shop was designed by the architecture studio, Asymptote.