Elephant name: Descolado
Artist: Marcelo Dargains
Parade: Rio 2018
Inspiration: My idea was to bring back the essence of being “carioca” despite
the crisis and lack of hope that we are facing nowadays in Rio.
We are sunny, vibrant and stylish people and that’s why I called
it “cool”. The floral influence represents the colourful happiness.
Its striped socks and shoes are a contrast of carioca’s unique