Born and raised in the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca, Ruiz established her creative inclinations for striking contrasts in patterns and asymmetries at an early age. It wasn’t until she participated in several beauty pageant shows for Miss Peru and Miss Ecuador, that she decided to embark on an entirely new venture: one that she could call her own. Soon after, Ruiz made the journey to China and acquired a comprehensive education in dressmaking.
His rise to becoming one of Manila’s sought-after haute couture designers is a beautiful story of pursuing happiness, hard-work, dedication, and humility. The story continues with Michael Leyva’s official presence in the United States, bringing his ornate gowns to the Los Angeles fashion district.Read More