Artisan Luxury redefined with a Modern Edge…Rich yet delicate. Supple yet sturdy. When one feels the genuine exotic skins from which Adriana Castro creates her designs, it is only then that one can understand the depth of quality and elegance that each handbag and accessory truly embraces. These one-of-a-kind, handmade artisan pieces are wearable works of art for the most discriminating, stylish women of any age. Bold colors and sensual textures give every piece in Castro’s Collection extraordinary character and personality. The Collection is meant to be mixed and matched; its versatility gives women the option to wear each piece with the finest Couture or the simplest of casual.
Inspiration from the ‘Zoocriadero’…As a young girl growing up in Colombia, Adriana Castro made frequent visits to her father’s crocodile farm (a.k.a. zoocriadero). It was during these years that she dreamt up designs she would later implement into her current Collection. Castro entered adulthood knowing that her passion was to design crocodile accessories; at this critical point she wisely decided to learn as much as possible about running a business. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Purdue University she worked for Sony. She then started studies in Accessory Design in the recognized Art Institute at Miami International University.
The Adriana Castro Collection is born…With its inspiration from the natural beauty and color palettes surrounding the Amazon, Castro’s first collection (Spring/Summer 2007) was aptly named Amazonia. Media attention soon followed with coverage in highly respected fashion publications such as Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue. The fashion industry further recognized Castro’s talent; in 2007 Gen Art presented Adriana with the Fresh Faces in Fashion Award for Accessory Design. In June 2009, Adriana received the Independent Handbag Designer Award for “Audience Fan Favorite.” Adriana Castro was invited as a guest of honor to present a fashion show for the 20th International Footwear and Leather Show. In December 2010, Adriana received the Handbago Award for “Best Designer of the Year.” Most recently, Adriana was nominated for The Fashion Group International Rising Star Award.
Castro’s handbags are loved and carried by celebrities and fashion influencers including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Audrina Patridge. Five Adriana Castro Bags were featured in the movie Sex and the City 2. The genuine, exotic collection is available exclusively at specialty retailers worldwide including Henri Bendel in New York City, Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai, Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong as well as select boutiques in Russia and Mexico.
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