Ramos' work has been featured in Barcelona (Pasarela Gaudí, BCN Fashion week, BAC/Barcelona Contemporary Art Festival), London (London Fashion Week/London Design Festival), New York (NYFW), Bogotá (Textilmoda, Bogotá Fashion, IFLS), Lodz ( Re-Act), Birmingham (Birmingham Fashion Week) and Berlin (Berlin Fashion Week) among some other cities in the world.
These dresses are some favourites that are currently available in high-street shops. Starting from the top: the red satin dress from Coast is £160, taking centre stage is the full length lace dress from Paul Smith, £835, at the top right, the Natalie dress from Reiss is £230, the red silk dress is £160 from Karen Millen and the flare lace dress is £160 from House of Fraser.
And it isn't only the women who can have some fun with fashion. These suits show how men can look smart and suave but can also funky up their fashion with bright bold colours and modern tailoring, perfect for a night out in a casino.
First, the Paul Smith indigo suit is £970, in the middle we have two picks from Topman, the yellow skinny suit would certainly make you stand out from the crowd and is a bargain at just £109, the grey flannel suit, is also a bit of a bargain at £195 but is slightly more understated. Both are skinny cut, giving them a modern edge which is perfect for the younger gambler. And, the Calvert three-piece suit from Reiss, £785 combines smart sophistication with quirky detailing.
These picks are fantastic for a night out in a casino and are sure to have you looking the part and feeling confident when it comes to those casino games.
Of course, times have changed and my kit would probably command retro- respect these days but, Sports Lux? Luxury sports styling?! Was this really a trend I wanted to follow after so many years of trying avoid that very activity?
Sports Lux styling was everywhere last year due to the anticipation and excitement of the Olympics. Aerodynamic and streamlined, clothing incorporated zips, Velcro, neon and go-faster metallic stripes. Then, the controversial platform trainer followed and well, nothing else much wearable from the trend thereafter in my prejudiced opinion! Admittedly, I wasn't smitten and wished to see the back of this trend.
However, you can't always get what you wish for and our recent tennis victory did nothing to quell this growing obsession for all things sports related! Lucky for me though, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang and Chanel were evolving the 'sports-lux' look during last Septembers' Fashion week and the result was a more wearable and re-energised look taking influence from those very retro influences I once despised wearing!
Philip Lim: paying homage to the girl's netball team favourite racer- back and pastel shades of lilac and orange not seen combined together since the eighties. Alexander Wang also saluting a 'high-five' to the eighties with this skirt; not dissimilar to the colour schemes we all used to sport upon our tracksuits and 'HEAD' bags back in the class of eighty six! Images Bing.com
Directing us equally well by replacing harsher angles fashioned during 2012 with the slouch fit, Chanel then reinvented the iconic 'Frankie says' eighties slogan print t-shirt seen here modelled by Cara Delavigne in their advertising campaign featured below. Even the likes of Victoria Beckham, Mulberry and Max Mara were also in on the act, going for gold with their athletic, cross- Atlantic inspired collections.
Cara Delavigne modelling Chanel's eighties slogan slouch t shirt. Source: www.celebsvenue.com
I have to admit that I am finally appreciating the 'new' more aesthetically pleasing 'Sports lux' now. Taking you to down town Brooklyn, via a few basketball courts on the way, this look successfully amalgamates distinct street styling from the nineteen eighties and nineties together in a clever, more wearable way.
Street lux is definitely the new sports lux and I couldn't think of a better way for any of us to dress 'casual- cool' during these forever changeable climes! And, here are some of the best buys around at the moment, so reasonably priced that you might even consider saving for that trip to New York one day to experience the very origins of this freestyle and expressive look.
Shirt dress: krisp £15.99 Jumpsuit £29.99 Missguided.com
Dress Missguided.com £ 4.99 Top/dress-missguided.com £12.99
Missrebel.com £5.99 Nike trainers£55.00 ASOS.com
Side View Navy Blue Jacket
Front View Navy Blue Jacket
Soft Petit Ladies Jacket
Ladies Indoor Gown