JORDAN CASILLAS / CTC THE LABEL
Santa Monica based designer Jordan Casillas, or Jo as her friends call her, started CTC THE LABEL (Cut Throat Cowgirl) in 2015, in a garage that she converted into her studio. The unisex collection is inspired by Jordan's dreams of traveling, and a special person in her life who always inspired her to never be afraid to express herself… especially in fashion. Like many more artists of her generation, Jo is inspired by companies who are combining great fashion with sustainable and eco friendly design.
“Ethical integrity is everything. People need to educate themselves on sustainable design and start holding the fashion industry accountable.”
“I love taking old things and repurposing them..this passion has been the underlying theme of this collection.”
“Cut Throat Cowgirl was a journey filled with excitement as well as struggles. This collection reflects the strong soldier in me that kept me going...you know that soldier… She lives in all of us.”
Jordan sees the future of CTC THE LABEL as a green and sustainable company that blends creative solid design with the pulse of what people are feeling. Creating clothing that inspires, empowers and *over all* brings comfort to people.
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POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH MODEL / DESIGNER JORDAN CASILLAS
Damaged / Goods: What led you to originally pursue a career in modeling?
Jordan Cassilas: My passion for design & clothing.
Damaged: Who would you say is your ultimate fashion inspiration?
Jo:Yves Saint Laurent, Raff Simmons & Dayna Slotnick.
Damaged: Favorite fashion brands?
Jo: Live the Process & JW Anderson are a few of my faves right now.
Damaged: In terms of music, who are your top artists of the moment?
Jo: Valerie June, Labbi Siffre and Sly & the family stone.
Whats your damage?
Jo: Very recently, I had my greatest inspiration & friend pass away. The idea of a company like this was a dream we shared. I did this for her. Keeping on & the road to here was definitely not pretty. The Air & Force collection is dedicated to Dayna Slotnick.