Celestino Couture SS 2012 Editorial Campaign
Sergio obtained his first Fashion Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. Seeking a fresh perspective, he traded west coast for east to earn a second Fashion Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During his coursework at FIT, Sergio was able to refine his skills and hone in on his passion: eveningwear. Anxious to break into the industry, Sergio established his label, Celestino, in 2006 while he was still a full-time student.
Sergio chose Celestino not only because it’s his middle name, but also a family name. As the winner of “Best in Class – Execution” at the inaugural 2008 Supima Design Competition and serving as a 2010 Critic for FIT’s Special Occasion program, Sergio has continued to expand his vision alongside co-founder & Director, Rusty Harper. His graceful evening gowns and chic cocktail dresses boast impeccable tailoring and refined silhouettes for every woman’s shape. ”My goal is to make a woman… any woman, feel beautiful.”