Carlos Ramirez is emphatically sticking to what he feels he does best. "I am a close to the body guy," he says about the body-hugging gowns he designs at Liancarlo. "I am a Miami guy."
Indeed — and with a great result! Working with luxe fabrics of satin georgette and silk chiffon, the gowns are rich in hand-worked details such as gathered lace and flattering draping. A prime example of this is the beautiful, hand-threaded bodice on this dress that requires hours of work. One wrong move during the sewing process and it starts all over again. —Michelle Preli
Read about how Carlos Ramirez approaches the design process.