Raul was born in Cali, Colombia. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Miami, Florida with his family as a young adult. In 2000, Raul relocated to New York City where he was offered a freelance design position at Liz Claiborne, while enrolled at F.I.T and Parson's.
Over the next ten years, some of the industry's most established fashion houses felt his creative impact such as Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Zac Posen and Tommy Hilfiger. He has held key positions as Creative Director of Merchandise and Trend Services, Head Designer and Textile/CAD Designer.
Raul's burgeoning style culminated recently during New York Fashion Week in a tremendous showcasing of ready-to-wear designs entitled 'Unstoppable' for Fall 2022. Presenting to an exclusive audience at the Baccarat Hotel, Raul did not disappoint as his models walked the runway in Audrey Hepburn inspired, handmade fashions indicative of his daring yet romantic style that has gained him recognition from American and Latin media.
Still, Raul is only getting started and with twenty-four seasons of inspiring collections there is only one demand from the designer ... ‘Show the world who you are'.