Dressing for Fall with Fashion Designer Helen Castillo

Fashion Lifestyle

In the latest issue of VUE, we turned to fashion designer Helen Castillo for advice on how to dress for the season. Discussing everything from layering to what’s trending this fall, we’ve put together some of her must-have picks when it comes to fall fashion. To read the full article, pick up a copy of VUE or read online here.

Helen Castillo

Photographed by Melinda DiMauro

Helen Castillo is a New York-based designer and two-time Project Runway alum. Castillo graduated from FIT in 2012 with a B.A. in Special Occasion Design and shortly after, appeared on Season 12 of Project Runway. Castillo was then cast on Season 4 of Project Runway All-Stars. Castillo has interned for designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang Bridal and recently debuted her SS17 collection during NYFW.

Helen’s designer must-haves for fall: 

Mansur Gavriel Patent Mini Sun Bag – Bright Red
Courtesy of www.mansurgavriel.com

Courtesy of www.mansurgavriel.com

Zara Over-the-Knee Leather Stiletto Heel Boots

Courtesy of www.zara.com

Courtesy of www.zara.com

Zara Glossy Embroidered Bomber Jacket

Courtesy of www.zara.com

Courtesy of www.zara.com

COS Merino Wool and Silk Dress

Courtesy of www.cosstores.com

Courtesy of www.cosstores.com

Alexander Wang Cheetah Print Coat

Courtesy of www.alexanderwang.com

Courtesy of www.alexanderwang.com

Tibi Merino Wool Origami Wrap Skirt

Courtesy of www.tibi.com

Courtesy of www.tibi.com

Tibi Embroidered Tropical Wool Boyfriend Blazer

Courtesy of www.tibi.com

Courtesy of www.tibi.com

Urban Outfitters PeleCheCoco Leather Biker Jacket

Helen Castillo

Courtesy of www.urbanoutfitters.com

Cole Haan Pinch Campus Hand-Stained Penny Loafers – Acorn

Courtesy of www.colehaan.com

Courtesy of www.colehaan.com

 

Helen’s Guide to Fall Trends:

Favorite Fall Trends: Over-the-Knee Stiletto Boots, Oversized Chunky Knit Sweaters, ‘Boyfriend’ Collared Shirt, Shredded Denim, Leather Loafers, Iconic Designer Handbag, Closed Toe Mules/Slides, Bomber Jacket, Uniform-Inspired Blazers and Skirts, Velvet, Layering Slip-Dresses over a T-Shirt or Turtle Neck, Leather Biker Jacket

Favorite Brands: Zara, Club Monaco, Comme Des Garcon, Saint Laurent, Mansur Gavriel, The Row

2016 Fall Colors: Bright red, taupe, amber, chartreuse, navy

Fall Patterns: Oversized stripes, color-blocking, color-pop accessory, pattern-clashing (Animal + Floral + Stripe)

Fall Fashion Faux Pas: Tights as pants, neon, oversized chainlink jewelry

 

By Abby Montanez

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