By Alex Morales
Helen Castillo truly made it work this past season of Project Runway. The New Jersey native, often clad in all black, designed standout pieces—from a chic, minimal look inspired by a pair of shoes, to a form fitting, vibrant gown for a modern Southern woman. Though Castillo was eliminated in part one of the season finale, she’s just getting started. We caught up with her to talk her fondness of black, her journey in fashion, Tim Gunn and her dream client.