For Carlos Ramirez, founder of Liancarlo and native son of Miami, design is more than pouring heart and soul into his creations – it’s in his DNA. “I take great care and pride in what I do,” he says. “It’s part of who I am.”
But, Carlos’s path to a life as a nationally renowned bridal and womenswear designer wasn’t direct, nor was it easy. With hazy dreams of becoming an architect, he attended law school, at the behest of his well-intentioned, Cuban immigrant mother. His future as a successful lawyer seemed inevitable – a full scholarship, mentions on the dean’s list – but Carlos couldn’t shake his insatiable need to create.