Emerging Designer Spotlight: theP


Before starting her line in El Salvador, Patricia Castillo drew on her international experience to help shape her aesthetic. Studying fashion design at Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, her mind opened up to the world of endless creativity. While there, she worked for several Japanese designers learning the importance of precision, perfection and the process of turning a garment into a quality product.

Returning home with a solid foundation, she began her own line TheP. Just two years old, the collection takes a minimalistic approach with geometric factoring, asymmetric cuts and designs that are fresh and sleek. Patricia tells us "I love to create unusual textures with diverse cuts and interesting seams, but always following the abstract." Her kimono dress, a unique short dress with kimono sleeves and pleated from the shoulder to the arm is the signature of the brand and is done in a new fabric each season."

For fall, hero colors like electric lime and fuchsia pop on a base of black. Each design compliments each other making it easy to mix and match and use for the next season. Skirts, dresses, leggings and tops, all showing a structured form and interesting textures seem to have their own personality. Her key piece, a well-constructed blazer has a sleek aptitude of making her woman stand out in a vibrant, confident way.


Check out the entire collection at theP.

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