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My name is Ashleen Castillo and I'm 27 years old. I am a proud Latina, raised in the mountains of Puerto Rico. A month after Hurricane Maria lashed Puerto Rico, I left the island to conquer my dreams in the spirit of resistance and by doing what I’m passionate about. Through fashion, I seek to share my passion for creation and the knowledge we receive from it. It inspires me to know that creativity is my superpower and, through my art, I can make a statement and transform myself.


This is my kind of resistance and I was born to do this.

Accessories by puerto rican designer RURA

Shoes by puerto rican shoemakers BOSQUE

Photos by Anexis Morales

Based out of Puerto Rico, Ashleen Castillo is 27 years old. Castillo has received multiple awards for her work including the Best Design Workmanship Award and the Adrienne Vittadini Ready-to-Wear Award at the S/S 2019 Fashion Show. She earned her BFA in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art & Design.

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