The designer-duo Ulrike and Ramiro launched their label MIROÏKE in 2004 in Berlin. Both designers are graduates of the Berlin University of the Arts, where they swiftly developed an original design aesthetic while studying fashion design under the venerable Vivienne Westwood. For the collection MIROÏKE prefers a small selection of favourite items, clothes, accessories and shoes. Each item for itself radiates a properly worked-out design, achieving a high aesthetic with few stylistic means - a combination of timeless elegance and a charming edge. The design does everything. The focus on essential design reflects refined combinations of material, architecturally inspired cuts along with craftsmanship techniques of the highest standard.
This and a great respect and sensitivity for fabrics such as silk, wool, linen, cotton and supple leather are part-and-parcel of MIROÏKE’s approach to a feminine high-end. The designers themselves call their work a couture-à-porter collection, which is presented twice a year in Paris.
From the beginning the shoes were part of their creation. While for their graduation collection the shoes were draped in stockings today the styling idea has evolved to combine the two elements and the heel elegantly flows into the rest of the material, defining the quintessential MIROÏKE SOCK-SHOO. Smooth leather qualities – uniquely finished with craftsmanship skills – make up surprising variations of sock-shoos. The feminine cuts as well as soft upper leather embody the original idea of the spontaneous character. The sole is moulded out of oak tanned leather. HANDMADE IN BERLIN - GERMANY.
The newest innovation is the so-called ZIP-SHOO, defining a modular concept for changing the footwear from a flat sole shoe for a wearable daywear into a high wedge shoe for a feminine walk.
From 2013-2018 Ramiro had a professorship in fashion design at ESMOD Berlin