Mercedes Castillo is a New York–based shoe and accessory designer whose work celebrates creativity and personal expression. Her designs contrast refined minimalism with a feminine sensibility. Collections draw from her profound love of the arts—embracing modern sculptural form, emotive color, and masterful craftsmanship. Born and raised in Spain, Mercedes began her creative journey in Milan where she studied and worked under several modern Italian design masters. She has created seminal collections for some of the world’s leading fashion houses.