His collection a few years back called “EL Cuervo” (his haute couture brand) should be put in the present and future tenses as you will see traces of present day Rick Owens, a little bit of Comme De Garcons and Denmark’s Barbara i Gongini. He used thick but not overly heavy materials (or knitting) to create a beautiful array of layers, volumes and textiles crumpled to produce a more dramatic effect. The collection is predominantly in black and gray which was a little tribute to good darkness of his Galician culture and the romance of dark literature, films, witches and warlords…stories of dead people coming back as birds (hmmm, Madonna’s FROZEN video popped in my head).
I Love this convoluted piece of work. Strange but wearable with black leggings or jeans to make this out of this world piece earthbound.
How do you crazed up a torero / bullfighter outfit? Like this:
In 2008, Mr. Castro did a 360º turn when he presented a collection using (gasp) pink and flowers! It was a total shock but I guess that was the intention.
Mr. Castro still designs for Desigual, A trendy high street Spanish brand promising that no two items are the same. And no, don't expect any goth, spawn of scary and posh spice there. It's more of baby spice's choice of colors.
All photos from: www.castroestudio.com