Who is Coral Castillo? 'Project Runway' star has won Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award
Fashion is making its stunning return on Bravo and we can't help but get excited! 'Project Runway' is back with Season 19 and the reality fashion competition just keeps reaching new heights in terms of its challenges and competitors.
The long-running Bravo series has launched many designers over the years with their participation alone putting them in the spotlight. As the show progresses, contestants will be met with challenges that test their unique styles and ability to creatively deliver the fashion challenges assigned. Season 19 will see mentor Christian Siriano return, along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth. It's time to get, set and style!
Who is Coral Castillo?
Coral Castillo is a 40-year-old designer from Los Angeles. Castillo is originally from Mexico City and later from Tijuana. Coral has been familiar with clothing as designs from a young age as she is the daughter of a dressmaker and grew up with exposure to fine fabrics and custom-made clothing. While she lived in Tijuana, her mother designed custom-made clothes for a select clientele. In 2001, Castillo along with her mother and her siblings moved to the United States. Taking inspiration from her mother’s artistry, she attended the Art Institute of California in San Francisco to study fashion design. As a young single mom, Coral persevered and followed her passions by balancing work while also going to design school. She will appear on Season 19 of 'Project Runway' as one of the 16 talented designers.
Winner of Moss Adams Fashion Innovator
Castillo started her self-titled line, Coral Castillo, in which she focuses on texture, layers, dramatic shapes, and a playful relationship with light and opacity. 2013 saw her recognized as one of the best designers in Orange County. She later also went on to win the notable Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award in 2019. Most prominently, Castillo with her artistry has had designs featured in Vogue Italia, British Vogue, and Women's Wear Daily (WWD). During the pandemic, she set out to expand her library of skills and picked up macramé, which she quickly incorporated into her designs. Her goal is to show her son that hard work and persistence are the keys to success. Coral finds inspiration in female empowerment, expressing resilience, and maintaining a fighting spirit without ever losing sight of celebrating the feminine.
Season 19 of 'Project Runway' is all set to premiere on Thursday, October 14, at 9pm ET/PT. Following the show's premiere you can catch new episodes every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on Bravo.