Items filtered by date: January 2015
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:12

Member Profile: Victoria Lopez Castro

Victoria Lopez Castro, a woman’s haute couture design company which produces a fresh, classical-modern approach to dressing, that afford women a sense of style and individuality. Timeless elegant design, luxurious fabrics and a high standard of detail quality is the driving force at Victoria Lopez Castro.

Cuban American fashion designer Victoria Lopez Castro has been considered by many as one of today’s most promising up and coming Hispanic fashion designers in the U.S. As a child growing up, Victoria was influenced by a very stylish and elegant mother. To this day she claims it was her mother that inspired her to be involved in the fashion industry, “she taught me to think outside of the box when it came to wear the clothes.” Mrs. Lopez Castro is a graduate of International Fine Arts College with a degree in fine arts and fashion merchandising. An exemplary creative design student, she was awarded The Max L. Cohen award for “Best Fashion Designer” upon graduation.

For over a decade Mrs. Lopez Castro has been involved in many aspects of the fashion industry. She has worked with several international leading fashion houses including Carolina Herrera in New York City. In 1992, Victoria launched her first fall collection in New York, along with the opening of her salon in Miami, Florida where she is presently located. In her salon, an array of clean white Swiss cotton blouses, chic evening separates, beautiful cocktail dresses and exquisite gowns are displayed alongside her unique bridal collection marking a stamp of distinction on her designs. Custom design dresses are available upon request. "I believe that a good cut and exceptional fabrics is all there is to a beautiful dress," states Victoria, and "I try to abide by that philosophy with each of my designs."

Victoria’s designs have either graced the covers or have been included in international fashion publications such as Italian Vogue, W, Harpers Bazaar, Vanidades, Vogue en Espanol, Women’s Wear Daily, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald to name a few. Victoria’s designs have been worn by the international social elite and high profile women in our community to ladies that are enchanted by her designs. Her clientele list reads like a Who’s Who of fashion enthusiasts of Miami, Palm Beach, New York and European socialites who have worn many of Victoria’s creations. Some of the celebrities that have worn her designs are Gloria Estefan, tennis pros Mary Jo Fernandez and Monica Seles, Rita Moreno, Cristina Saralegui, Vanna White, and newsanchor Alina Mayo Azze to name a few.

Besides her A list of private clientele, her collection has been sold in the past at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, as well as boutiques throughout the nation. Her collection is presently available at select Saks stores, Neiman Marcus Ft. Lauderdale and at her store in Coral Gables.