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The New Tastemakers: Lucio Castro

Jason Rodgers

A fresh crop of talented young visionaries with something to say, and the sartorial vocabulary to say it, are giving menswear a welcome jolt. We get to know the New York-based designer currently causing a commotion.

Courtesy of Jason Rodgers (Lucio Castro). Leandro Justen. (Runway)

What's different about fashion today?
Social media really shapes the way we show ourselves to the world, generating an instant evaluation of what we wear. Before, you'd wear a shirt and analyze the reaction over time, rather than by the number of likes.

What's your goal as a designer?
To say something relevant today, and present a different perspective on things a year from now.

If you could revive any fashion trend in history, what would it be?
For next summer, we're exploring Nollywood in Nigeria, once the world's second-largest film industry. It's exposed me to the history of the tribes in the country, and I want to incorporate their colors, patterns, and leg-baring skirts.

Describe your brand's aesthetic in three words.
Clever, wearable, uncanny.

Leandro Justen

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