| GEO World|
| Fashion show with Olympic themes opens in Rio|
| Updated at: 1004 PST, Saturday, January 09, 2010|
RIO DE JANEIRO: A fashion show designed to showcase the richness of Brazilian culture ahead of the 2016 Olympic games opened here under the slogan "Rio Olympic and Marvelous."
Event organizer Paulo Borges said the show will reflect the mood in Brazilian cities after Rio had been chosen over Madrid and Chicago to host the major international sporting event.
Designers will demonstrate their creations in three remodeled warehouses that can accommodate between 600 and 1,000 spectators each. The show has already attracted 6.5 million dollars in new investment, up from 5.5 million last year.