Camila X Castillo

THE LOST GENERATION: S/S 2016

As I started working on this specific collection,the weaving and folding and stark black and white leather and use of acrylic all gave the garments a very tribal feeling to them,which also maintained the urban modernist feeling my work is known for.

Now having a very urban tribe feeling ,these pieces have,as is my trademark, a very strong feminine sensuality to them,and ,with the tribal theme I think they convey a strong woman who is confident,both with her beliefs and her sexuality.

Unfortunately, upon doing research about urban tribes of this era,I acme upon a specific tribe name in South Africa  which is being known as “THE LOST GENERATION”,referring to the latest generation of South African youth ,who are at disadvantage with their international peers educational wise haven been educated by an extremely dysfunctional educational system.This reminded me,having also strong Latina  roots,how unfortunate it is that some youth are at more advantage than others because of opportunities they have depending on their upbringing and geographical or gender origin,as well as some women at at more advantage than others and it is a way of showing how we must all fight to overcome adversities to shine in life and become whatever it is we want to that I gave this collection it’s name.

LETS ALL BE THE BEST WE CAN BE!

Photographer: Rafael Angel Franceschi Ramirez
Model: Valeria Isidoro
Makeup Artist: Jesus Palencia And Tata Hellmund
Clothing: CXC by Camila X Castillo