About Mercedes Castillo

 

Mercedes Castillo designs beautifully crafted shoes, handbags, ready-to-wear, and accessories.

Born and raised in Spain, Mercedes studied fashion design in Madrid and Milan before working for Italian master Gianfranco Ferré. Moving to New York, she took on design direction for footwear at Donna Karan International. In 2005, Mercedes joined forces with Camuto Group to launch Tory Burch shoes, later leading creative direction of Tory Burch handbags and accessories.

Her eponymous brand made its debut in Spring 2017 in partnership with the Camuto Group, receiving a resounding reception and glowing coverage from Vogue, Tatler, The New York Times, and Forbes among others.

The idea behind the Mercedes Castillo brand — inspired by personal expression to inspire personal expression — celebrates her own personal journey as a designer.

You can follow Mercedes on Instagram @mercedescastillo.