Contact:
+34 649 900 902
cristinaruizmenendez@gmail.com


Biography

Cristina Ruiz, born the 13th of January 1999, is a Spanish fashion designer graduated in 2021 from the "Instituto Europeo de Diseño" of Madrid. Cristina has been raised in a very energetic environment, influenced by her two older brothers and her father, which, from a young age, has helped her develop a fierce, firm and ambitious attitude; an attitude that is highly reflected in both her strength and power when it comes to designing.

Her first contact with the fashion industry comes from her close relationship with her grandmother. As a child, Cristina would accompany her to luxury stores, fostering her passion for craftsmanship, quality and style.

Her first haute couture piece, and the key player in awakening her passion for design, was a white Christian Dior suit that, like the first film watched by a master filmmaker or the first photograph seen by a great photographer, will always have an influence and a special place in her memory. Since then, and encouraged by her years at school, where the suit was a common element in her day to day life, she knew that her design would be highly influenced by tailoring.

Cristina knew from an early age that she wanted to found her own fashion label, and since then, she has worked hard and tirelessly to achieve that goal, developing both her creative talent and her unique and exciting identity.


Education

2018-2021 Higher Degree in Pret-a-Porter Fashion Design. European Institute of Design-IED. Madrid
2017 Trinity College. Madrid

Work experience


2021 Puzzle Brand. Founder and Creative Director. Madrid
Design of the garments and creation of the brand.
       Nominated for the Allianz Ego Award 2021.

2021
The Misery Company. Practices. Madrid
Patterning of custom pieces and general pattern of the brand, Dressmaking and dressmaking advice.


2018 El Corte Ingles. Promotion girl. Puerto Banus Marbella
High Cosmetics Salesperson. Personalized advice to clients.
     Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
     YSL Beauty


2016 SamyRoad. Communication company, Marketing Director Assistant. Madrid
Social media management (instagram) of influencers hired by brands.
Research in social networks (instagram) of potential influencers.
Final casting.
Brands we worked with: L'Oréal Group (L'Oréal Paris, L'Oréal Professionnel, Decleor, Lancome) Estee Lauder Group (Clinique)


Computing

iOs software (high level)
Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere) (high level)
Procreate (high level)
Clo 3D (high level)

Skills

Research on trends, art, cinema, music, socio-cultural movements.
Conceptual brand creation.
Creation of mood boards.
Design and construction of creative spaces.
Application of sustainability within the process of creation and execution of the garment (pattern, fabrics, manufacturing, packaging)