Lis Castella is Making Her Mark on South Florida Through Her Classy Designs
People are called to the creative side in life in numerous ways. Some hear a certain melody and know that they want to perform it one day. Others may fall in love with the variety of art presented at a museum. For Lis Castella, it was designing and making her own dresses for her dolls as a child. It was clear to Lis then that she had a passion and interest in the world of fashion, and that would set her on the course to become an influential designer in South Florida.
Before she was a full-fledged designer of upscale women’s clothing in the United States, Lis was one of 7 children growing up in Colombia. While a family this large was certainly busy, Lis’s mother still found the time to create incredible pieces on her antique sewing machine. This inspired Lis to pursue a degree in Fashion and Textiles. Her commitment to her dream and a lifelong love for style allowed her to excel in her studies, earning her the degree she’d always dreamed of.
Soon afterward, Lis secured the job she’d always dreamed of as well. While visiting her grandmother in Miami, Lis met two people who were in the fashion industry. Her experience had prepared her for this moment, and she knew right away that it was her time to shine. Lis crafted handmade patterns for their designs, one of which was chosen for a massive order. This resulted in her earning the role of a full-fledged fashion designer. Lis moved to the United States to follow the opportunity and has been working in Florida ever since.
Although she has years of experience in the fashion industry, Lis’s styles are as fresh and forward-facing as ever. She is constantly updating her clothing with new visions, American trends, and her colorful Latin influence. This combination of factors, along with her classy vision for women’s wear, has put Lis Castella on the map. Each of her pieces is styled with not only the customer but herself in mind. Lis imagines herself and/or the customer wearing the particular garment, and can see how it should look. Once she sees that perfect outfit, Lis gets to work.
Hard work is an important piece of what put this visionary on the map. Because she is originally from Colombia, Lis was faced with the challenge of speaking a new language full-time, all while immersed in the corporate world. So while Lis worked in the fashion industry, she was not only improving her style expertise but her English as well. After mastering the art of being bilingual, there were of course more hurdles to come. Keeping up with the fast-paced fashion world, making new connections, and establishing herself as an independent designer was challenging as well.
Since overcoming all those challenges that most entrepreneurs share, Lis was able to launch her signature brand, Lis Castella. She’s been part of the South Florida community for years, providing countless women with classy and memorable styles. The Lis Castella brand has made an indelible mark on the South Florida fashion scene, and there’s no doubt it’s going to continue to expand beyond American borders.