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 Elle US, VOGUE - Italia/UK/Mexico/Turkey, 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.