MADRID, Oct 19, 2009 / — A graduate of the London College of Arts, Jose Castro is one of the most exciting young talents that have come out of Spain. His penchant for high concept shows that proposes wearable clothes had made him a favorite among editors and retailers alike.
For Spring 2010, he bright hues of red, yellow, orange and green as he “searches for new forms of beauty through the real, animal and virgin world.” Exaggerated shoulders and big ruffles adorn mini dresses and tops that are paired with Capri length trousers.
A little touch of futurism, as in sci-fi, it is an escape from the politically correct; it is a journey towards exoticism; an abundance of creativity and freedom.
A native of Galicia, Spain, Jose Castro was the artistic director for Miro Jeans and was one of the designers of Desigual’s new concept. He has shown his collections three times at La Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, and at Palais Omnisports of Paris Bercy.
In conjunction with Paris’ Totem press agency with Kuki de Salvertes, Jose Castro has ensured his garments are exposed and recognized worldwide.
His Dead Bird, Noitulove, Blue Sky and Redrum collections have earned him the recognition of diverse international media for his work with volume and texture and for the colour Rosa Castro. He has received several acknowledgements such as first prize in a contest with Alexander McQueen, work experience at Givenchy, the Royal College of Art Society Prize for Innovation, Creativity and Presentation (2000), first prize at Tesoiras 2000 IX Galician New Creators Exhibition, the “Barcelona is Fashion” award for the professional (2007-012) and the Marie Claire new designer prize (2008-09).
His garments have dressed celebrities ranging from Whoopi Goldberg, Beth Ditto and Paz Vega to Sara Jessica Parker in the film Sex and the City, making José Castro the only Spaniard to collaborate in this production.
Magazines such as Vogue, Telva, Marie Claire, Yo Dona, WWD, View, Dazed & Confused, Wound, Encens, etc. have published and talked about his work and career.