CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Designer
Colin Locascio graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. While studying at RISD, he interned at Louise Goldin, Vince Camuto, and Elizabeth + James. Upon graduating, Locascio freelanced at Marc Jacobs, specializing in leather, fur and embroidery. He later returned to freelance with Marc Jacobs’s runway shoe team for several seasons. During this time he launched a successful made-to-order business, having worked with the likes of Cardi B, Bella Hadid, and Paris Hilton. In 2018, he accepted a position as an associate designer at Vivienne Hu, working on her NYFW collections and helping to build her collection for her stories in New York and China. In November of 2019, Locascio accepted a position as a designer at Kendall + Kylie Black, helping to re-introduce the product to the emerging contemporary market. He was soon promoted to design director, overseeing fashion denim, fashion outerwear, dresses, tops, knits, sweaters, woven bottoms, and knit bottoms, and working closely with the VP of sales, head of production, and head of technical design. In September 2021, Locascio joined Retrofete to help the company build and grow their knitwear/crochet division.