14 June 2023

José Castro, the Galician Fashion Designer and one of our designers with the greatest impact on an international level — one of only three Spaniards, along with Paco Rabanne and Balenciaga, to be granted membership of the French Federation of Haute Couture — passed away on Monday at the age of 52.

A collaborator of IED Barcelona, he worked for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Miró Jeans and Desigual, but it was with his own eponymous label that he dressed celebrities such Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Paz Vega. 

Throughout his career, Castro received recognition for his talent with numerous awards, such as the Royal College of Art Society Prize for Innovation, Creativity and Presentation, the Marie Claire Novel Designer Prize, and the L'Oréal Award for Best Collection at the 50th edition of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.

The IED community is deeply saddened by his loss, which occurred just hours before the annual Fashioners of the World show. In his memory, and to express our gratitude for his excellent work and contribution to the world of fashion, the entire team at IED wished to dedicate this latest edition of the fashion show to him.

Rest in peace, friend.

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