Shoe designer Edmundo Castillo, Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Aquatalia, on his influences and process, followed by a discussion with W Magazine Digital Features Director, Erik Maza.

Prior to joining Aquatalia, Edmundo Castillo worked alongside industry icons Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Sergio Rossi before launching his eponymous collection in 1999. He has been the recipient of many industry awards, including the Perry Ellis Award for “Best Emerging Accessories Designer” by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Travel + Leisure’s “Design Award for Best Travel Shoes,” and the Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International.