Jose Castro : Hispanic Touch!
Jose Castro
Hispanic Touch!
Z.B., August 23, 2010
It is an escape from the politically correct; it is a journey towards exoticism; an abundance of creativity and freedom. A search for new forms of beauty through the real, animal and virgin world. A rupture with the formal, the known; a journey which intoxicates our senses.

It is the freshness of freedom, an ironic and positive attitude towards the current situation where recycling and decontextualisation join together with the ostentation proper to mating birds. The exaltation of the unconsciously abusive thus becomes a metaphor, that of the aesthetically incorrect. An analysis of the normal and the abnormal aspects of everything that has been inculcated by a sanctimonious society. More than ever we must seek new alternatives and learn something positive from the moment as now is the time for change and ingenuity.

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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


José Castro Bio_Espress

Designer José Castro was born in Galicia. He studied at the Arts and Technical Fashion School in Barcelona and completed his training with a Master’s degree at London’s Royal College of Art in 1997. He was soon developing projects for a number of fashion houses, winning first prize in a Dolce & Gabbana initiative and working for Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. After returning to Barcelona, José Castro freelanced for brands like Marina Rinaldi, Mac&Co and Mikel Rosen&Co.

In 2000, he launched his own brand, Agenor Tabaré, designing cutting-edge collections. From 2001 to 2004, he worked on Antonio Miró’s second line, Miró Jeans, and in 2004 moved to Spanish brand Desigual, whose collections he still creates today. He combines this job with teaching at a number of fashion schools and with his own couture collection. Castro’s own brand recently made its international debut at Paris Fashion Week, where he presented his autumn-winter 07/08 collection, El Cuervo [The Crow].


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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


Castro’s style is a combination of extreme concepts. But whether elegant or ragged, heavy or sophisticated, organic or artificial, all his work is characterised by exceptional patterning. The Gothic look he favours turns chic and romantic in his hands. His skill with denim is apparent in his garments where it is masterfully combined with other more sumptuous fabrics. José Castro clothing is on sale at Spanish multi-brand retailers in Barcelona, Murcia and Salamanca. It is also available in the town of Christchurch in New Zealand.

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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK09

The great Spanish design platform, has celebrated its 50th edition from this September at Feria de Madrid. The main showcase for creation - total of 56 creators, joined by 35 other designers who shows their collections in the EL EGO showroom, a space with direct retail sales - in our country is staging an emblematic edition on the occasion of this special anniversary, which includes interesting new features and ratifies its position once again as the best promotion space for Spanish fashion and its most prominent benchmark.

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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


Throughout its 25-year track record, CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK, an IFEMA-organised event, has worked tirelessly to launch and support the most renowned designers of each period, contributing to afford importance and unity to the concept of Spanish fashion, as it is currently known. This task has been made possible thanks to the steadfast support given to Pasarela by the institutions of Madrid and especially to the driving-force of the Autonomous Government of Madrid

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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


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JoseCastro_Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Sept 09_Getty Images


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JosÚ Castro Portrait_Castro Estudio


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