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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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