The Creation of CELESTINO Garments
Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson pride themselves on creating One-of-a-Kind, Sustainable, elaborate hand crafted garments, each made for a larger purpose in the CELESTINO studio.
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Preservation of the Arctic
Designed by Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson the collection “Preservation of the Arctic” is a passionate narrative of how humanity is affecting the Arctic. The intention of each piece created is to make the viewer visually see the ice melt to water and why we should be doing something now.
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. CELESTINO offers full transparency regarding the production of every garment created. That transparency is fueled by determination to become the most sustainable and ethical couture atelier in the United States. Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson have created the world of CELESTINO using exclusively upcycled and dead stock fabrics. To keep the carbon footprint of CELESTINO as minimal as possible, as well as upkeep the couture one-of-a-kind nature of every garment, they hold zero inventory. Each garment created by the company is made to order, and hand crafted using haute couture techniques to be one-of-a-kind for the client who has purchased it. CELESTINO also provides a unique experience for the customer by offering the ability to construct a fabulous design that incorporates a client’s existing garment or textile from their heritage that is meaningful to them.
REVENDER by CELESTINO offers the client the opportunity to return their used CELESTINO garments in exchange for store credit. We will be reselling your gently used prêt-à-porter and made-to-measure pieces as a means of taking responsibility for the products we put out into the world.
When the client purchases a CELESTINO garment they are guaranteed tailored perfection specifically to their body and assurance of a sustainable purchase.
The Making of Angelica Ross Corseted Tulle & Organza Ballgown
Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson came together to team up with Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) and her stylist Brandon M. Garr to created the ultimate sunset pinks ballgown for the 51st Annual World PRIDE on ABC. The dress created was made up 200 yards of couture ombre sunset pink silk and tulle fabrics. The dress has taken over 350 hours due to the size and extensive and detailed couture hand stitching techniques.
The Power of Femininity
Inspired by the Japanese warrior women known as Onna-Bugeisha, the fearless fighters of the Samurai. Protecting their families, lands, and fighting for their beliefs, these warriors were a true display of the power of women; a quality that CELESTINO continuously strives to showcase and uphold.