Vancouver Fashion Week FW 24 Interview with Eduardo Ramos (Vancouver)

Eduardo Ramos will be showing his new collection on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week FW 24 on Sunday, April 28th at 6:20
 P.M. Purchase tickets HERE!

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Born and raised in the vibrant setting of Mexico City, by an entrepreneurship driven family. Through traveling, Eduardo constantly found himself drawn to artistic movements that made him want to explore his creative nature. Resulting in his relocation to Vancouver, Canada in order to pursue his Fashion Design Diploma.

During the progression of his studies, he was selected among his program to debut his work at the Spring Summer Vancouver Fashion Week Show of 2019. Where he presented his first ever collection 'Aqua' drawing inspiration from the natural habitat found in underwater ecosystems. He accomplished this by representing his garments through unique silhouettes, vibrant colours, and hand painted details.

After his successful introduction to the local Fashion Design scene in 2019, he joined the Fall Winter Vancouver Fashion Week of 2022 to present his second collection: ‘Bravia’. Driven by the empowerment of women in their own skin. With gold motifs, and defined tailoring details, he created a collection that portrayed the modern strong femininity at its best. Inspired by his forever muse, his mother. Bravia attained international recognition, and got featured on Vogue Korea bringing exposure to Eduardo's practice.

Consequently to his involvement at the Fashion Week in Vancouver, Eduardo Ramos has participated on several independent commission projects, through key partnerships such as with the Vancouver Club . It is with excitement and constant dedication that he will be presenting his newest collection ‘Motus’ at the Spring Summer 23 Paris Fashion Week this Fall. The collection is set to revolve around the beauty of organic movements in the garments, and it is meant to evoke a feeling of to the viewer. Through highly curated fabrics and their organic movements Eduardo mixes tailoring with softness to convey the power behind motion.

Interview -

Please share a bit about your journey to embrace fashion design as a career.

I have always been drawn to art, even though I grew up in a business-oriented family. While contributing to the family business, I dedicated my free time to exploring my creative side. I have a natural inclination to seek change and discomfort, as I firmly believe that growth stems from these experiences. This trait, though viewed as a challenge by some, has proven to be a blessing, allowing me to explore various fields and places. This led me to make a significant change by moving to Canada, providing the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and the pursuit of something new. Fashion had always intrigued me, and in 2019, I decided to take the leap and enrolled in Fashion Design School. I found what I was always craving, the perfect blend between art, business and creativity. From there everything has been a blur for me but I just know I want more of it.

How did you learn your skills?

In fashion school, I prioritized mastering the basics and cultivating a passion for perfection. Always the first in and last out, I eagerly read books and experimented with different fabrics. Recognizing the significance of mentorship, I continue to value guidance. Today, I persistently invest in self-study through books, courses, and webinars — it's the key to reaching the top.


Who are you as a designer? Aesthetic? Customer? Brand?

I narrate personal stories through my garments, treating fashion as an art form expressing my journey. My collections aim to evoke emotions and challenge mindsets, characterized by an elegant yet unconventional aesthetic with tailored pieces featuring a mix of movement, softness, and strength. The ideal customer reflects confidence, power, and empathy, mirroring the balance present in my designs.

What comes easiest for you as a designer? What is hardest?

I have a constant flow of ideas, making it easy for me to generate concepts and collections. However, this abundance of ideas often leads me to jump from one concept to another. One of my challenges is the difficulty in reaching a definitive 'finish' for a garment; I tend to continuously add elements and contemplate potential improvements. I am quite critical of my work, and managing this self-critique can be challenging.


Where do you find inspiration for new collections? How important is color to your design process?

My collections are deeply personal, I draw inspiration from my personal journey and experiences. The cycles of change and the concept of mortality motivate me, particularly the idea of Death, which serves as a constant reminder to pursue meaningful endeavors and follow what truly resonates with us. In terms of my color scheme, I strive for elegance and sophistication, often incorporating a darker palette with intriguing undertones.

Readers would love to hear about the collection you will be showing on the runway at New York Fashion Week FW24 in February? Inspiration, fabrics, palette, etc.?

"Ephemera" draws inspiration from my childhood and the profound cycles of life. The orchid, a flower reminiscent of my mother, embodies the captivating concept of blooming after a dormant period. Similar to life's phases, it highlights the beauty in transitions, emphasizing the ephemeral nature of everything. Exploring new techniques with fabrics like lace, beading, and appliqués, I've maintained a synchronized palette to present a cohesive narrative. It reflects my personal journey and underscores the beauty found in every phase of the process


Do you have a favorite look in this collection?

I don't have a favorite look as each design holds its own unique beauty. I believe that every piece contributes to the overall narrative and aesthetic, showcasing the diverse elements and creativity embedded in the collection. Each look has been crafted with equal attention to detail, and I find beauty in the individuality and cohesion of the entire ensemble.

Where can readers purchase your designs?

Readers can purchase my runway designs directly from my website, acquiring pieces that have graced the stages of the world's biggest fashion capitals, including Paris, London, Milan, and New York Fashion Week. Additionally, those interested in a more personalized experience can inquire about the made-to-measure process. Given the intricate nature of these garments, ensuring a perfect fit is paramount. I am committed to delivering unique and meticulously crafted designs that not only captivate on the runway but also seamlessly tailor to the individual preferences and measurements of my clients.

In closing is there anything else you'd like to share with readers?

In closing, I want to encourage each of you to pursue what truly resonates with your essence. Remember, it's never too late to embark on the journey that aligns with your passions. Let the awareness of our mortality serve as a powerful motivator to live life to the fullest, love more profoundly, and find a sense of purpose. I am sincerely grateful for the kind words and unwavering support from my audience. Your encouragement fuels my creative journey, and I look forward to sharing more inspiring experiences with you all.

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