FASHION & LEATHER GOODS DESIGNER
- Date of birth: 26.07.1996
- Country: Italy
- Degree: BA in Fashion & Costume Design
- University: Accademia Costume e Moda
- Leather goods
"Francesco Castaldo ci porta nel mondo dell'Haute Couture con lavorazioni come patchwork, color block e raffinati ricami di paillettes, applicate su volumi da avanguardia."
"Francesco Castaldo for the Accademia Costume & Moda show in Rome during ALTAROMA."
"[...]ha conquistato la giuria grazie alla «chiara direzione creativa data dall’uso della grafica, dall’abbinamento dei colori e dallo studio delle forme». Sul fronte innovazione è stata apprezzata la fusione della lana Merino con altri materiali insoliti come la lamina siliconica [...]"
"Una selezione di talenti delle scuole di moda Polimoda (Firenze), Central Saint Martin (Londra) e Accademia costume & Moda (Roma). Ne sentirete Parlare!"
C'est ce rèel.
Musing Window. In time, in peace, and now is here this life beyond the dreams.
Interview on Asbo Magazine
"Il vincitore del premio Woolrich, Francesco Castaldo, ha integrato un pratico codice QR nell’iconico motivo a scacchi Buffalo Check, rivisitando così l’idea dello stilista in veste di narratore."
Freelance Menswear & Womenwear Designer
2021.03 - NOW
Freelance Menswear Designer
2021.01 - NOW
Development of the new collection of the brand Aither, the new brand of Sartoria Latorre. Outerwear and Ready to wear.
Freelance Menswear & Womenwear Designer
2020.09 - 2021.02
MUSEUM-THE ORIGINAL OUTDOOR
Junior Menswear & Womenswear Designer
2020.01 - 2020.09
Outerwear, accessories and Ready to wear. Trend research, moodboard research and color chart proposal. Development of fashion and technical drawings, development of technical sheets of samples and production, bill of materials and defects. Shooting coordination. Creation of graphics and prints.
Internship Womenswear & Childrenswear Designer
2019.07 - 2019.12
Outerwear and Ready to wear (Knitwear and Accessories). Trend research, moodboard research and color charts. Development of fashion and technical drawings, development of technical sheets,defects and participation in activities for special projects. Management and meetings with suppliers. Fashion show / collection coordination and sales meeting. Graphic support in prints.
Internship Menswear & Childrenswer Designer
2019.02 - 2019.07
Outerwear and Ready to wear (Knitwear and Accessories). Trend research, moodboard research and color charts. Development of fashion and technical drawings, development of technical sheets, defects. Graphic support in prints.
LONDON GRADUATE FASHION WEEK
Exhibition of fabrics and clothes made in collaboration with companies which: Andrea Bilics, Apparecchiature di Cernobbio, Dyloan Studio-Bond Factory, Forza giovane e passamani, Gentili Mosconi, Girani Tessuti, IOsa seta, Lanificio di Sordevolo, Limonta, Rilievi e Vasino.
WINNER OF WOOLMARK & WOOLRICH CONTEST
Project in collaboration between Woolmark, Woolrich and the Academy of Costume & Fashion. Study and realization of an outfit, designed following the iconic details of woolrich, integrated with the wools of the Woolmark Company.
TALENTS, FASHION SHOW
- Altaroma, Guido Reni District
Finalist, design and development of 6 outfits.
UNIC & GUCCI INDUSTRY PROJECT
Development and study of a sustainable leather
BA IN FASHION & COSTUME DESIGN
110 CUM LAUDE
Accademia Costume & Moda
2015.10 - 2019.06
History of fashion and costume, art history, leathergoods design, fashion and costume design, workshops, fabric design, Digital applications: Adobe package (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) knitwear, denim and underwear design
WEB DESIGNER COURSE
HTML, CSS, JQUERY, BOOTSTRAP
SCIENTIFIC HIGH SCHOOL
2009.09 - 2015.07
Problem solvingExcellent problem-solving skills, through creative solutions.
Positivity under stressThe accademic years and work have formed an excellent ability to stress management, which remains, even in the most difﬁcult moments, propositive.
CreativityThe design, the sewing, the kitchen, the interior design are, always means of expression.