Today the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 kicks off in Miami with thousands of visitors descending on the city for five days.

The number of designers has reached an all time high with 30 international designers.

Most of the presentations involve women’s wear but a few menswear designs will be present as seen in the trailer.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, A.Z Araujo grew uup in the town of Boqueirão, Paraiba,
Brazil where he worked on his parents’ farm. There, he was inspired by his aunt Maria, who made clothes for prominent people in the small town.

A.Z returned to Rio to pursue a career in acting, starring in several soap operas,
soon going on to design costumes and learning about bespoke tailoring.

Eventually A.Z wound up in New York where he founded his label, which combines the sexiness of Brazil and the chic modernity of New York.

So what do you think?  If you like A.Z Araujo go to the promo page before August 10, 2012 and leave a comment.  You could win $100 in prizes.

Photos spring/summer 2012 Copyright A.Z Araujo.
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