Elena Castello is an Italian artist and Costume Designer based in Paris. She has a degree in Sociology, a master in Communication and a master in Arts (in 2020). She graduated in Communication with a thesis exploring the connections between art and fashion in France. After graduating in 2011, she worked for several years in fashion (for Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney, Gaspard Yurkievich) and for an Haute Couture atelier in Paris before converting herself as a Costume Designer. Between 2019 and 2021, she attended a fashion molding class at the prestigious IFM Fashion School in Paris and a Costume Design Class in the evenings with Patricia Leroy Lacassagne (GRETA, school for costumes designers). She now creates costumes for theater, music, web series and cinéma. Elena currently works for the French theater play "Et Pendant Ce Temps, Simone Veille" which was showed at the Avignon Festival in 2015. She curates the image and the style of several French musicians like Niki Demiller, Yvonne La Nuit, Jo Wedin, Jo Wedin and Jean Felzine. Her main inspirations are the Memphis Movement (an Italian design mouvement from the 80s), Cinzia Ruggeri, the Bauhaus and the Surrealism movements. She is also a vintage expert and owns a small collection. 

‘Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.’ Virginia Woolf- Virginia Woolf

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Studies

Fashion molding class, IFM Paris, 2020-21.

Costume Design class, Paris city hall, 2019-20.

Master 2 in Arts, IESA, 2018-19.

Master in Communication, Milan, Catholic University, Italy (thesis in arts & fashion).

Painting and personal inspiration, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

Degree in Sociology, Padova, Italy, 2010.

 

Costume Designer / Dresser / Stylist

Costume Designer for the music video "Call Center" for the artist Niki Demiller. Directed by Léonard Elliot, Executive Production : Golgota Production Production : La Tebwa music label.

Costume Designer for the short mouvie "Grand Aigle Blanc", Directed by Guillaume Vatan, Production Compagnie La Bouche.

Costume Designer and Dresser for the Theater play "Et Pendant Ce Temps, Simone Veille", written by Trinidad, Production Monsieur Max.

Costume Designer for the Web series CNAM, Directed by Guillaume Vatan.

Costume Designer / stylist for : Anne Barbier, Yvonne La Nuit, Niki Demiller, Jo Wedin, Jo Wedin and Jean Felzine.

Personal show

"Materia Mutante Stravagante", La Ferronnerie Montgallet, Paris. 7 - 30 January 2021.

 

Collectif show

" Bonjour", 158 rue Diderot, Pantin, organisé par le collectif RPZ. Avec : Camille Sauer, David Munoz, LBluenn Layolle, Isaure Levieux, Juliette Delecour, Guillaume Brinas, Nicolas Lalemmand, Nicolas Rodriguez Sol, Audrey Taguet, Hadrien Moret, Paola Rodriguez, Stanca Soare, Zoe Tullen, Olivia Offel.