? Born in Rio de Janeiro, A.Z Araujo grew up in the town of Boqueir?o in Paraiba, Brazil, working on his father?s farm from a very young age. Currently a resident of New York City, A.Z founded his design house featuring resort and swimwear in 2008. A.Z's swimwear designs have been worn by luminaries including Miss Universe, Wendy Raquel Robison, Natalia Castro and Cynthia Bailey. ? Mastering the Brazilian cut and feel, A.Z?s collections feature timeless elegance and modern design and fabrication. ? On July 18, 2011, New York-based and Brazilian-born swim and resort wear designer A.Z Araujo will present his 2012 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. The sensual and innovative styles combine timeless elegance with the latest in fabrication, structure and design technique. Many of the unique and handcrafted designs feature Swarovksi Elements as a creative ingredient for A.Z's chic and edgy silhouettes. ? The runway show features the following models: Adrienne Bailon, actress and former ?Cheetah Girl? Adriana de Moura, ?The Real Housewives of Miami? Aylin Mujica, Cuban-born dancer and Telemundo TV star ? Aurora? Celebrity guests confirmed for the show include: CNN Espanol Host Mariela Encarnacion.