Inspired by his architect father and his upbringing in the artistic city of Austin, Texas, fashion designer Sergio “Celestino” Guadarrama is creating the world of Celestino Couture with perfectly crafted, eco-conscious, fashion forward, women's and men’s collections. With all production of garments being created in the United States, he uses traditional luxury fabrics and unconventional details, while marrying the elegance of the classical style with innovative concepts to create the aesthetic of Celestino.
After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Sergio continued his love of studying at the prominent Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. While in school, he worked with private clients and won numerous fashion design accolades, including the inaugural “Supima Cotton Design Competition”. Sergio's skills were further refined by freelance work at the Metropolitan Opera which gave him hands-on experience to deepen his knowledge into his craft. While freelancing he had the privilege to work on such productions as “Madame Butterfly” and “Magic Flute” where he developed knowledge in old world techniques, that provided expertise from a dying art.
Celestino has appeared many international and national publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, Miss Universe, People Magazine, Vanidades, Tiffany's, Forbes, Polyvore, Zink, WWD and New York Magazine. Celestino has also appeared on numerous television shows and motion picture movies. Sergio makes it his responsibility to mentor FIT and University of Texas students as a way of passing on his knowledge of his craft to the future generations. He presently resides his company in both Austin, Texas and New York City, New York.
It is a passion of Sergio’s to help the world and as a company Celestino has directed its focus towards designing with a purpose. The company has made the conscious effort to only design with up-cycled fabrics and organic materials, recognizing that fashion and the environment have to coexist. As a company, we are also aware of the horrible mistreatment and corruption women and men receive here and abroad, being sold into human trafficking. With his passion to help those in need, 10% of all Celestino’s profits go to ending human trafficking. Sergio prides himself for designing for women and men of all sizes and ages, his goal is to empower each individual as they step into a Celestino garment.