Pepo Ruiz Dorado

costume design


He began his fashion studies at the Madrid Fashion Design Center where he learned Haute Couture techniques with the Carriches sisters,  workshop masters at the Balenciaga house. He later graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Granada and completed a master’s degree in artistic techniques at the Tilburg Academy (Netherlands) and Leicester (United Kingdom). For a few years he dedicated himself professionally to his artistic work, winning several awards and holding multiple exhibitions.

His first filming shooting was in Die another Day of the 007 saga. An almost anecdotal beginning, which allowed him due to his preparation and knowledge to work in national and international productions in which he learned and acquired new responsibilities. Thus he participates in films such as Captain Alatriste, Goya’s Ghosts or El Camino de los Ingleses, where he meets Bina Daigeler and begins to work on her team.

He works as  Costume Breakdown Artist for the productions Guerilla and El Argentino by Steven Soderberg, Le Moine by Dominik Moll, Balada triste de trompeta and Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi by Alex de la Iglesia and highlighting Les Miserables directed by Tom Hopper and costume designs by Paco Delgado, nominated for the Oscars.

He works as a Costume Assistant in the Atresmedia series El tiempo entre Costuras and the Netflix original series: Narcos, among many other productions.

As a Costume Designer, he makes period series: La Sonata del Silencio for TVE, Velvet Collection for Atresmedia, or La Templanza, a period blockbuster for Amazon, based on the novel by Maria Dueñas. Also contemporary series such as Los Protegidos: El Regreso, from Atresmedia, or as co-designer in the first season of Warrior Nuns fantastic Netflix series.

And the design of historical films such as Cognitio, or the biopic La Princesa Paca for TVE, or contemporary films such as A Despite Everything by Bambú productions for Netflix and the musical film Voy a pasármelo Bien by David Serrano.

And closing the circle with Balenciaga, he created, together with Bina Daigeler, the costume design for Disney Spain’s first original series: Cristobal, the Series.

He is currently focused on creating costumes for various audiovisual projects and waiting for new audiovisual and artistic challenges in which he can collaborate and work.

A new challenge is just an enigma behind a door that must be crossed to find new and wonderful solutions that you had not imagined!

I hope we meet soon.

Pepo Ruiz Dorado

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