Thursday, May 07, 2009

TFS Bios - Merlin

Always drawn to details and measurements, Merlin went to school for architecture in his home country of Honduras. It was through the guidance of a college professor that he discovered an aptitude for fashion and has since created a career out of this unexpected passion. Merlin traces his earliest design memory back to when he made a dress for his mother out the family's tablecloth – a feat that turned him instantly into the fashion expert for his six siblings. Merlin took his raw talent to Mexico where he studied pattern making for a brief period. Today, Merlin applies his conceptual and theatrical style, inspired by Hollywood, to his role of head designer for his own label, Merlin Castell. He has worked with a number of celebrity clients, including Paula Abdul, N' Sync, Paris Hilton, Marilyn Manson, and many others. This eccentric designer certainly has his own style and knows it, "my fashion is like a fingerprint, I have an I.D."