New Designer We Love: Lucio Castro

After studying medicine, and film writing and direction at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentine-born Lucio Castro moved to New York City and earned a degree in fashion design at Parsons. He then proceeded to hone his skills at Marc Jacobs, DKNY Jeans, and A|X Armani Exchange, where he was menswear director for six years. His namesake collection debuted for spring/summer 2012 and was inspired by the French experimental educator Fernand Deligny (whose studies on teenage outcasts influenced Truffaut's The 400 Blows) and was developed along the lines of his theory of "elevated simplicity."

Why do I like it? First of all, it's simple and the lines are clean. Second, the cut is perfection; everything is slim and modern without looking forced. Third, it's wearable. All the pieces fit nicely with things I already own. See for yourself—here are some of my favorite looks from the collection, which is available at Opening Ceremony.

—Matt Marden, market director at Details


I love this one-button suit, and you can easily pull off the jacket and pants separately. I am also really into the tone-on-tone shirt-and-tie combo.


This color-blocked tank is hot on its own or as a perfect summer layering piece under a blazer or button-down shirt.


The stitching gives this gray-leather blouson a quilted feel without a bulky silhouette.


A cool alternative to your average denim jacket, the lighter color is fresh and all the patch pockets are a nice touch.


I have never been into a horizontal-striped shirt until now. This one works because the stripes are grouped together by color, so it's not jarring to the eye.


Another gorgeous bomber jacket, the overflap with button detail is unexpected. Also, the jeans are slim, straight, and raw, so they could easily double as dress trousers.


The bright neon yellow on the flipside of this belt is an exciting surprise.

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Photos: Idan Bitton
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