With all eyes on Rio for the 2016 Olympics, the spot light is on more than just the athletes. Brazil is a beautiful place full of taste and style and is becoming a hub for budding designers. Some of the world’s hottest jewelry, clothing, and footwear visionaries are making a name for themselves in Brazil, so we thought we’d highlight a few of them here.
Roberta do Rio
If you’re into beautiful, unique jewelry, you’ll love the one-of-a-kind creations of Roberta do Rio. On the scene since 2010, Roberta do Rio started making jewelry in her home after taking a goldsmithing course. She now creates jewelry featuring gold with an element of color.
Osklen is a Brazilian fashion brand started by Iabel Osklen. By mixing urban, nature and technology together, Osklen has carved out a global luxury status in the footwear industry.
Jo De Mer
Brazilian swimwear brand Jo de Mer was founded by Amalia Spinardi. The fashion editor and designer had the vision of the swim line in 2004 while pregnant. She wanted to create beautiful swimwear that was 100% waterproof. She went for it and is very successful today because of it. The line is named after her son Joseph.
If you want “exotic” on your feet, look to Alexandre Birman’s footwear. The designer has become known for his sexy and elegant footwear mainly due to his unique blends of animal skins and leathers. His creations have been worn by many A-listers like Gisele Bundchen, Kylie Jenner and Reese Witherspoon.