Ruiz Ruiz was born in Cuba, immigrated to the United States at an early age and settled in Miami, a place that was very influential in his formative years. He earned a degree from the International Fine Arts College in Miami. Soon thereafter, he honed his skills during apprenticeships throughout Europe, where he learned the art of couture first hand.
After opening his first atelier in the fashionable South Florida enclave of Coral Gables in the 90s, Ruiz quickly became the go-to designer for celebrities and socialites. His eye for high-quality fabrics and personalized attention to the creation and tailoring of each garment has created an international following for his luxurious, original and sophisticated designs.
Ruiz’s designs fill a void in the luxury market with a collection that reflects not only his talent and standard for quality, but also a city and culture that are gaining momentum as the next international fashion capital. In blending his own inspirations with Miami’s rich cultural heritage in his artistry, Ruiz is also known for creating his own fabrics to accentuate the meticulous detailing which inspires sensuality for the modern woman.
The Rene Ruiz collection is available at the Coral Gables showroom and at exclusive specialty stores nationwide, in Canada, Europe and The Middle East. The Coral Gables atelier also showcases one-of-a-kind custom couture, ready-to-wear, bridal and men’s collections and can be visited Monday through Saturday by appointment.