POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN CASILLAS
Damaged / Goods: What led you to pursue a career as a designer?
Jordan Casillas: My passion for design and clothing, my dreams of traveling, and a special person who always inspired me to never be afraid to express yourself, especially in fashion. My love of taking old things and repurposing them has been the underlying theme of this new unisex collection.
Damaged: Tell us about your brand Cut Throat Cowgirl?
Jordan: I started CTC in 2015, in a Santa Monica garage that I converted into a studio. Cut Throat Cowgirl was a journey filled with excitement as well as struggles. This new collection reflects the strong soldier in me that kept me going, you know that soldier that lives in all of us.
Damaged: What is one of the core values of your brand?
Jordan: I believe that ethical integrity is everything. People need to educate themselves on sustainable design and start holding the fashion industry accountable.
Damaged: How do you see the future of Cut Throat Cowgirl?
Jordan: I see it as a green and sustainable company that blends creative designs with the pulse of what people are feeling. Creating clothing that inspires, empowers and brings comfort to people.
Damaged: In terms of music, who are you listening to at the moment?
Jordan: Valerie June, Labbi Siffre and Sly & the family stone.
Whats your damage?
Jordan: 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.
You can follow Jordan on Instagram at @cutthroatcowgirl and shop CTC THE LABEL here: https://www.ctcthelabel.com