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.”

A Liancarlo dress is stunning proof that classic does not mean boring. From metallic threadwork to blossom-dotted bodices inspired by his paintings, every piece shows that Carlos is equal parts designer and artist. “My whole approach to art is how I approach fashion,” he says. “I give myself the ability to play and experiment.”

Overseeing every aspect of the gown’s orchestration with his in-house team of seamstresses, Carlos brings his art to life. From concept sketch to muslin mock-up to 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,” he says. “I want people to remember how beautiful the bride was, not what a beautiful dress the bride wore”

Ultimately, Carlos says his designs are “what I am and who I am.” And, that is what a Liancarlo dress becomes as well – part of you.