The CFDA Fashion Incubator 3.0 Class
Lucio Castro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. He studied Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, and during his third year he started a second concurrent degree in Film Writing and Direction (Centro de Experimentación Cinematográfica). In 1999, after graduating from the Film Program, he moved to New York to study Fashion design at Parsons, where he was nominated for “Designer of the Year” for his thesis collection four years later. He has worked for Marc Jacobs, DKNY Jeans and Armani Exchange, where he spent the last six years as a menswear Director. He has also written and directed the short films, “Honey We Shouldn’t be Here” (2007), selected to participate at the NewFilmmakers Festival, “It Goes Without Saying” (2010) featuring actress Mia Maestro and “Alenka and the Cat” (2012) which premiered at the Wavers show in Brooklyn, New York in March of 2012. His eponymous menswear label was launched in the Spring of 2011.
LUCIO CASTRO was established in 2011. Its main focus is to create clothes for men that are modern and sophisticated, and also that they were made under the best conditions possible. One of the top priorities of the brand is to shorten the distance between the design and the production process. Most fabrics are Japanese and organic and the line is cut and sewn in a few specialized and ethically handled factories around the world (Argentina, Sri Lanka, Peru, USA, Vietnam, etc.). All the trim is being produced by small fair trade organizations: coconut buttons in India, hand-made metal buttons in Nepal (with very low nickel levels) and Taqua seed buttons (the original form of buttons before the introduction of synthetics in the 50’s) in Ecuador.