From the start of our meeting with designer Carlos Ramirez and founder of Liancarlo, one clearly understands a designers’ unnecessary need to chase fast-fading trends as we heard Carlos tell his vision for his new collection as timelessness, saying, “I design for people, not for show.”
From metallic threadwork to blossom-dotted bodices inspired by his paintings used as the backdrop in his latest print ad campaign, every piece shows that Carlos is as much a designer as an artist. From concept sketch to muslin to the finished piece, not only do his gowns show his commitment to making beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces, but also his devotion to making his clients feel inherently gorgeous. “You want her to look special, but there’s also that level of transformation that becomes costume. It’s a fine line to walk,” Carlos said. “I want people to remember how beautiful the bride was, not what a beautiful dress the bride wore.”
As an integral part of our twice-annual trip to New York City for Couture Bridal Market we are always on the lookout for a...