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Loryn Weddle

Just in time for spring, a new and modern shoe line has just launched at Nordstrom NorthPark Center. We sat down with the chic footwear designer Mercedes Castillo to learn a little more about her debut collection.

LW: How has your experience in the industry helped you create your own line?

MC: Working in fashion, or any other creative field for that matter, one never stops to learn. Every new collection, every new material or color, new construction ...is a new challenge. Experience helps to visualize, communicate and execute a vision with less difficulty. 


LW: What inspired your latest collection?

MC: My passion for modern architecture, sculpture and geometric abstraction. Our heels are sculptural, the shoes top line are interesting and asymmetric, we played with geometric cut outs in leather and chiffon, manipulated leather to look like smocking for our sandals, created very tridimensional ruffles and colored the collection in saturated brights.

Riza Block Heel Sandal ($475), Kiah Sandal ($475) and Izar Mule ($350)


LW: Describe your overall style in three words.

MC: Artful. Effortless. Modern.


LW: What is your favorite type of shoe to wear and why? Heels, flats, boots, etc.

MC: Mules in any heel height. Ours have a sculptural heel and a modern soft toe. I feel its the most versatile piece in my closet.

Jalisa Slide Sandal ($495), Delphia Slide Sandal ($495) and Katalin Sandal ($350)

For more information or to purchase call 214.231.3900.