Carlos Ramirez, founder and designer of Liancarlo, is known for his beautiful work with embroidery and color on everything from wedding gowns to accessories and bridal headpieces.
We sat down with the Miami native to discuss his upcoming collection debuting at Bridal Fashion Week this October, as well as his top style tips for brides and his inspiration.
Ramirez finds inspiration everywhere.
"Each season, my initial inspiration comes from fabrics — you fall in love with fabrics and then start to determine what can be created. Along the way during the design process, there are other inspirational influences, which can range anywhere from the straps on a top that a girl in my yoga class is wearing to a conversation I have with a bride at a trunk show!" Ramirez tells us. The designer continues, "Many things spark my imagination, and often the process isn't a straight line. I also paint, and often times shapes that I develop in painting become the seeds for embroidery patterns in a collection."
Expect beautiful new fabrics and colors in the upcoming Liancarlo collection.
"I am designing with a gorgeous new guipure fabric that I worked on with an Italian mill; it's woven like macramé. The fabric has a gorgeous knit-like texture in the embroidery, and it can create the most beautiful, soft, chic gowns," explains the designer. Known for his airy colors, he continues, "With this season, I am continuing my exploration of light metallic colors." These "non-colors" as the designer calls them, "are light enough to read like ivory, but have a little different luminescence."
Photo: Courtesy of Liancarlo
If you're a bride focused on quality and timeless style, take a look at Liancarlo.
When asked about his ideal bride, Ramirez says, "I make it my job to work with a broad range of brides from all over the country. In my work, I incorporate themes of workmanship, fabric and embroidery quality, and a sense of timeless elegance."
The designer cares more about personal style than trends.
"I think the word trend by nature should be treated cautiously; it's so important that a bride not wear a dress or accessory that fits a trend, but not her own personal style," says the designer. His advice for great wedding day style? "Above all, a wedding is a day that a bride wants to remember for all the great moments, and all the right reasons. Sure, some things won't be perfect, but I always suggest to just let it go and enjoy yourself. Your wedding day look will reflect how you feel, and feeling great will go a long way in making a bride shine."