Leafy is designed for the woman in search of her natural beauty, understated sexiness and classic sophistication. Crossing continents and generation, traveling through the seven seas, making stirs at the chi, exotic destinations where Leafy garments are meant to be worn.

Leafy's Collections feature artisanal handmade crochet pieces that are crafted from hand spun silk yarn, dyed with organic pigments such as mate herb, eucalyptus fiber, coffee and urucum. These rustic pieces are produced by a community of mothers in the small town of Garopaba, Brazil

Leafy Natural Couture is currently retailing in boutiques in St Barths,  Saint Tropez, Tulum, Miami, Bridgehampton, NY and also at the Plaza Hotel in NY for exclusive trunk shows. 


Fashion designer Silvia Vassao left Brazil in the early 90’s in search of a great life adventure: to travel the four corners of the earth. From California to Europe, Asia to Australia, Silvia became a citizen of the world and made New York City her home base. She studied film at NYU, made short movies and developed a growing admiration for textiles, with a soft spot for silk. After reviving  ancient crochet techniques and sourcing artisanal silks, she created Leafy Natural Couture. 

Leafy designs “Natural Couture”, pret-a-porter resort designs for women using artisanal silk crochet craftsmanship,  sustainable and recycled textiles from Brazil and Europe.

Silvia has been a guest speaker at FIT class on artisanal silk production and design. She works from her Upper West Side Manhattan atelier with private clients and celebrities.