Since time immemorial, fashion has been one of the foremost channels of self-expression. It enables people from all walks of life to reveal their hidden frustrations or demonstrate their joy and excitement through clothes, particularly when words fail to emphasize what they truly feel. Among those who have genuinely recognized the impact of fashion is Oxana De Castro, the creative visionary behind FoxyLab New York.
Widely recognized for her brilliance, passion, and distinctive style, Oxana De Castro is an emerging name across the fashion realm. Since dipping her toes in the industry, she has been making waves, creating platforms that not only serve as a breeding ground for creativity but also stand to address certain gaps in the industry. Along with other empowered women, this female entrepreneur leads the change in the fashion industry by breathing life into FoxyLab New York.
Under the leadership of a passion-driven creative, FoxyLab New York is a creative laboratory that makes real art wearable. By merging art and fashion, this trailblazing entity creates apparel that redefines the industry, envisioning fashion that is beyond just clothing. The urban aesthetic of the brand is shown through relaxed and oversized silhouettes and gender-fluid and sustainable pieces that also reflect street culture.
Oxana De Castro vehemently emphasizes that FoxyLab New York is beyond any ordinary brand. She wanted to create an enterprise that was hinged on a purpose-driven vision, enabling artists to express themselves on a larger platform. “We try to make the brand very recognizable, stand out, exceptional, and different from all other brands. That’s why all details have to carry a specific meaning,” shared Oxana. “We don’t use art as a decoration for our pieces. Instead, we find artists whose style and philosophy reflect global issues and topics that we want to stress out and talk about. These issues usually correspond to our identity,” she added.
In March 2021, FoxyLab New York had elevated its purpose in order to impact different industries through art. After several debates and deliberations, Oxana De Castro and her team have come up with an idea of mashing sports into their artwear line, giving athletes and artists an avenue where they can set their creative spirits ablaze. Among 100 athletes from around the world, six were chosen, such as Rebecca Silva, Ulyana Batashova, Dominique Jones, and more, to collaborate with artists like Meir Srebiansky, Felix Nguyen, Edward Acosta, to solidify their ideas and turn them into artistic pieces of apparel.
Asked what inspired her to combine art with other fields, Oxana De Castro expressed her desire to create a platform that is wide enough to enable artists to express themselves. “Art lies in the foundation of our DNA because if it weren’t for art, the brand wouldn’t have started. We explore art in all its forms and share a closer look with our audience,” shared the founder. “Art on clothing tells a story. That’s how our pieces obtain character and power. It tells the stories of individual artists as well,” she added. On top of that, Oxana also wanted to create a community of individuals who share the same passion as hers.
All while creating FoxyLab New York, Oxana De Castro remains committed to her goal: to change the course of art and fashion that allows creative individuals to express themselves freely. As she continues to take the reins of a promising enterprise, she hopes to continue materializing her vision in the years to come.
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