5 renowned fashion designers in Miami

1) Julian Chang Atelier

Known for his beautiful tailoring and structured, contemporary, playful looks, Peruvian native Chang has been a longtime favorite for locals. Buy his off-the-rack outfits online or in 600 boutiques around the country. Or make an appointment and head in for a custom-designed cocktail or bridal piece that you’ll treasure forever.

Julian Chang boutique in Miami

6733 NE 3rd Avenue, MiMo District/ Little River

+1 786 857 6934


2) Rene Ruiz

Renowned Cuban-born gown designer Rene Ruiz started in Coral Gables, then moved his atelier to Aventura. Now his corporate headquarters are in Hialeah. But you can find his bridal and couture collections in high-end stores around the globe.

displayed dresses at Rene Ruiz

1055 E 15th Street, Hialeah

+1 305 445 1766


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3) Ramona Larue by Arianne

These highly original separates and dresses are a fashionable tribute to designer Arianne Brown’s mother, Mona, who taught the Coconut Grove native how to hand-paint silk. Every item begins life as actual art. Then the designs are transferred to flowing clothing, all manufactured in Miami, that sway to the tune of the body.

boutique of Ramona Larue by Arianne

3400 N Miami Avenue, Midtown

+1 305 456 8191


4) KREL Tropical Knitwear

Knits look good on everybody, even in the subtropics. Nobody knows that better than designer and textile artist Karelle Levy, who operates ‘Maggie,’ her industrial knitting machine, making all sorts of lightweight, fashion-forward styles in solids, ombre, and even glitter. Custom-order or buy off-rack at the shop.

colourful knitwear dresses by KREL Miami

at: Miami Ironside, 7580 NE 4th Court, #111, Little River


5) Just Bee Queen

Actually, it should be Just Bee Queens, plural. That’s because this resort wear brand comes to us courtesy of motherdaughter team Maria and Sydney Strauss. Order online or find their flirty separates and sexy silhouettes, inspired by their Cuban heritage, at local pop-ups and boutiques including Big Drop NYC, Jessie, Mermaids Boutique, and The Showroom.

2025 NW 102nd Ave suite 105, Doral

+1 305 517 1265


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