Runway and model photos from the Sambarela collection at the Miami Fashion Week taken by Fashion Photographer James Santiago.

Sambarela is a Brazilian luxury swimwear brand created for the fashion-loving bathing beauty. Sambarela designer, Katiuska Encarnacion launched the stylish swimwear collection in 2011 with the jet-set crowd in mind. The line’s sophisticated fabrics with their vibrant colors and chic prints can be seen on the world’s most glamorous beaches. Inspired by the energy and beauty of its beloved homeland, the company’s name is the combination of two words that embody Brazil’s unique culture and identity; samba and aquarela (watercolor). Sambarela’s swimwear celebrates the dynamic spirit of Brazil and is sold in exclusive boutiques in the U.S., Brazil and the Caribbean.