My name is Chino Castilla, and I am a fashion stylist with a passion for creativity and innovation.
Originally from Mexico, I moved to London to study Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni. During my time in London, I had the opportunity to work as an intern for magazines such as LOVE and DAZED, where I eventually became Robbie Spencer’s fashion assistant. Working at DAZED, I had the opportunity to be on set with many recognized photographers like Mario Testino, David Sims, Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, Ethan James Green, etc. I assisted in many fashion shows and fashion campaigns.
In my free time, I worked on building my own fashion portfolio, honing my skills and developing my unique perspective.
After London, I moved back to Mexico City, where I have established myself as a recognized fashion stylist. I have contributed to magazines such as Vogue Mexico, Vogue Italia, King Kong, Hunger, Washington Post, and Metal, among others. I have also created two books, NAHUAL a book about the mayan community in Yucatan and MUXELANDIA a book about the muxes, both projects represent my country and its culture. Also just finished a project called “DIOSES Y MAQUINAS” presenting in el Palacio de Bellas Artes. The project was a film exhibition about the history of Mexico. This specific project was very special as I became a costume designer and created in my opinion, exceptional work with the reinterpretation of the Aztecan culture.
In addition to my editorial work, I have also worked alongside Sanchez Kane, helping her with her campaigns and the creation of her fashion shows. I have also had the opportunity to work on music videos for Rosalia and Bad Bunny.
I love shapes and contrast, I consider myself a sculptor, using clothing as my tools to create something beautiful and meaningful. I have a unique approach to my craft, combining fabrics with textures and always involving my past experiences into what I do. My work is highly creative and expressive, characterized by a love of surrealism and drama. I enjoy playing with stereotypes and the idea of what gender is today, creating something that is both thought-provoking and visually stunning. My style is deeply personal, reflecting my own unique perspective on the world. I’m very ambitious in finding more depth into what I do. I’m a story teller and I want my images to feel timeless.
Now living in New York, I am excited to continue creating and pushing boundaries in the fashion industry. I am particularly drawn to this competition because of its focus on creativity and innovation, and I believe that my unique perspective and experience make me a strong candidate.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to participate in this competition.