CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Rene Ruiz is defined by his fusion of modern glamour with expert craftsmanship. He has a passion for creating designs that are both modern and hip. Ruiz blends contemporary details with refined sex appeal. He is renowned among socialites and celebrities from New York to LA and Dallas to Dubai.
"A lot of people identify my designs as having a Miami flair because I believe I am a product of this city. All of the culture and people around us have created an ideal setting, fueling my work with inspiration," Ruiz says. "I interpret classic silhouettes with a modern glamorous feel."
Ruiz counts among his discerning clientele shoe designer Lisa Pliner, Real Housewives of Miami's Leah Black and Alexia Echevarria, "Basketball Wives" Executive Producer Shaunie O'Neil -- and Univision anchorwoman and journalist Maria Elena Salinas.
"Having one of Rene Ruiz's designs is an experience like no other," said Lisa Pliner. "This is a designer who knows women, and what women like. To have something made to fit you like it should is an experience you can't buy in a department store."
His designs have appeared in some of the top fashion magazines including W and Vogue.
Rene Ruiz has always had a love affair with fashion. Growing up in Cuba, he escaped the realities by watching classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age. "I drew my inspiration from the fashions worn by some of Hollywood's most glamorous stars such as Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper," said Ruiz.
Ruiz carried his love of fashion to Miami where he came to study architecture. But he continued to be seduced by the fashion world, graduating from the Miami International Fine Arts College.
His 5,000-square-foot flagship store in Coral Gables is home to a talented team who ensure the made in America product continues to be one of Ruiz's proudest accomplishments, and that every detail receives careful scrutiny. With endless rolls of luxurious fabrics and textures at their fingertips, Ruiz and his team have cultivated a very sophisticated and loyal following.
In recent years, Ruiz has truly gone International, showing his collection at market during Fashion Week in New York as well as in Paris. His exquisite eveningwear collection can now be acquired in high-end specialty stores and retailers around the world, including New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Switzerland, Kuwait, Qatar and Riyadh.