Edmundo Castillo's New Shoes
Courtesy of Edmundo Castillo
Winter is almost here, but Edmundo Castillo has warmer weather on his mind. With the launch of his new Spring 2014 collection, the Puerto Rican-born designer brings together an assembly of modern and graphic silhouettes in bright, bold colors. Inspired by 1970s contemporary furniture, the designs incorporate exotic skins and come embellished with organic elements like wood, raffia, resin and oversized metal paillettes for an au natural appeal.
A highlight? The Barby ($1,295; pictured above), a flat sandal made of jade calfskin suede, cracked gold leather and hand-cut metal anaconda embroidery paillettes. “I love the simplicity of its silhouette,” Castillo says. “It’s all about the work on the shoe—the embroidery is like a piece of the tail of a golden mermaid.” Available starting December 15; Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (9700 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-550-5900) and Bal Harbour (9700 Collins Ave.; 305-865-6161); edmundocastillo.com.