Swimwear designer A.Z. Araujo definitely brought a taste of South America to the wintry streets of New York. Sky Room managed to transform into a Brazilian lounge for the night with exotic rum cocktails and plush couches awaiting guests inside. With a little imagination one could easily pretend that the tall brick buildings outside were actually overgrown palm trees and voila it’s summer in Rio!
Before the show officially started, a dancer dressed in full black and red feather bikini attire performed a Brazilian dance accompanied by a man beating an African drum. Guests appeared equally captivated by her impressive dance moves as the drummer was with her sashaying hips. After she had swayed back behind view, the fashion show promptly began.