Coral Castillo’s designs aim to empower women by combining strength and softness in her pieces. Her collection features a mix of structured and feminine elements that give off an ethereal and weightless feel. With a keen eye for texture and layering, her dramatic shapes and draping create a playful relationship with light and opacity.
Born in Mexico City, Coral discovered her passion for fashion design at a young age through her mother’s work as a dressmaker. Despite lacking formal training, she began designing for select clients in 2005 and eventually pursued a degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. Her impressive portfolio earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award in 2019, in 2018 Coral participated in a series called STITCHED and ended as the winner of Episode 5, and most recently Coral gained a finalist spot on PROJECT RUNWAY S19.
Coral’s work has been featured in top fashion publications such as Vogue, Elle and WWD, among others. In addition to her fashion design talents, Coral is also a skilled macrame artist and is passionate about sustainable fashion, incorporating eco-friendly materials and handmade techniques into her designs.