“Coral Castillo’s collection features an array of stunning pieces that are structure, yet feminine and although entirely done in black, somehow ethereal and light. Coral’s designs show a love for texture and layers-dramatic shapes and draping portray a playful relationship with light and opacity” – Blythe Hill
Born in Mexico City, Coral found her passion for designing clothing at a very young age. Her mom was a dress-maker and Coral grew up with the exposure to fine fabrics and custom made clothing. In 2005, Coral started designing for selected clientele, without any guidance or training in fashion. Once she decided to pursue her passion she studied Fashion Design at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco.
Graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design she received honors and was awarded best portfolio for fall 2012. In 2009, she won best overall effect for the Art Institute of California-San Francisco Fashion Show. Other awards include Best of Women’s DayWear for Discarded to Divine 2009 and 2010, 1st place in a design competition for OC-Fashion Week in 2011, and in 2013 Coral was recognized as one of the best designers in Orange County. In 2018 Coral participated in a series called STITCHED and ended as the winner of Episode 5. In 2019 Coral won the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award. Most recently, Coral was a finalist of PROJECT RUNWAY S19. Her work has been published in ELLE us, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE UK, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Turkey, WWD, APPAREL NEWS, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, and LOS ANGELES TIMES.