Mireya Ruiz has made research into new fabric and the fusion of different trends her own personal quest. The young designer’s cutting-edge “24-hour look” is designed as much for more informal moments as for special occasions. The secret, according to the designer, lies in mixing garments from a thousand and one different origins.
In 1993, Mireya Ruiz opened her first shop, Bad Habits, in Barcelona’s Plaza del Sol, where her original designs made from recycled clothes went on sale to the general public. Three years later, she presented her first collection Mireya Ruiz for Bad Habits. In 1996, she opened a second Bad Habits in Calle Valencia. Designed to be a studio-cum-shop, the designer not only exhibited her latest garments, but turned it into a dynamic space for research, creating prototypes and defining collections.
In September 2001, the designer made her Spanish catwalk debut, appearing in her first catwalk-happening at the Pasarela Gaudí in Barcelona. She has continued to present her collections at what has since become the Passarella Barcelona and at Bread & Butter. Mireya Ruiz is also a regular at other major Spanish fashion exhibitions, including SIMM in Madrid. Outside Spain, she has displayed her work at the International Fashion Fair in Tokyo and at Workshop Paris.