While You’re Thinking About Brazil, Meet The Country’s Best Homegrown Designers

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Brazil is home to so much more than lush rainforests, incredible coffee, and perfectly pert posteriors: The South American country is also a hotbed of design talent, brimming with visionary artisans and designers creating some of the world’s most highly coveted fine jewelry, swimwear, and footwear. Now that all eyes are on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we felt it’d be the perfect time to get to know some of the Brazilian fashion industry’s brightest stars. Let’s just say that, if designers had their own event at the Rio Olympics, everyone on this list would be taking home the gold. Scroll through to get better acquainted — or as they say in Portuguese, “Prazer em conhecê-lo!”