Intima-Intimatex joint lingerie trade fairs in Sao Paulo attracted more than 8,000 buyers this year. Aspects of Brazil in carnival mode spilled over into the garment displays which put heavy stress on lingerie with maximum sex appeal. Bras made extensive use of silicone pouches and panels to lend a curvy silhouette to the less well endowed while concealed control achieved by the use of seamless contruction was another major story.