Adriana Castro - Adriana Castro

Finalist of the Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design


2009 Finalist Adriana Castro Adriana Castro


What is your design philosophy?
One-of-a-kind, handmade artisan pieces that are wearable works of art for the most discriminating, stylish women of any age. Bold colors and sensual textures give every piece in the Collection extraordinary character and personality. The Collection is meant to be mixed and matched; its versatility gives women the option to wear each piece with the finest Couture or simplest of casual.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
Clutches $500 - $1,500 Day Bags

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
As a young girl, I was exposed to exotic skins (my father was in the exotic skin business) and I grew to appreciate the skins he worked with. I entered adulthood knowing that my passion was to design handbags using exotic skins. These are the materials I am always working with in my collections

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
Carlos Falchi, V. Bruce Hoeksema, Devi Kroell

Which stores currently stock your handbags?
Henri Bendel in New York, Circle and Square in San Francisco, Mitchells in Westport, Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong

See other finalists from the 2009 handbag awards