5 renowned miami-based fashion designers
1) Julian Chang
Julian Chang brings his designs to wearable life just north of a Trina Turk boutique. Known for his beautiful tailoring and structured, contemporary, playful looks, Peruvian native Chang has been a long-time favorite for locals for both off-the-rack outfits and custom cocktail pieces.
2) Zarur Boutique
Joanna ‘Jojo’ Zarur is a stylist for athletes and rappers like T-Pain and Young Thug, and makes her own appearances in shows such as Love & Hip Hop: Miami. You can co-opt her recognizable services in her men’s and women’s boutique, where she also carries her own line, ‘Zarur’.
3) Rene Ruiz
Cuban-born Rene Ruiz debuted his first shop in Coral Gables, and quickly became a name to know for quality fabrics and sophisticated gowns. Now his chic designs are housed in an atelier in an Aventura shopping center, where customers range from brides and couture collectors to men seeking sophisticated, crafted clothing.
4) 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.
5) Kathe Cuervo
A team of jewelry designers devoted to minimalism, Kathe Cuervo works with copper, sterling silver, thread and beads. Many of the designs, hand-wrought at their studio at the co-working space MADE at the Citadel, carry messages such as ‘Own your journey’. Order online or find in local stores including Nomad Tribe and Please Don’t Tell.
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