“René 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. In 1990, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design 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. 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. Giving back to the community is also important to René, which is why he is involved with many charities like Make-A-Wish Foundation, for which he raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has also supported Special Olympics, MS Association of America, Cuban American Bar Association, and Humane Society of Greater Miami. Currently, Ruiz is a member of the advisory board of Miami Dade College Fashion Institute. “