Henry Picado is a talented fashion designer who captures the very essence of what it means to be an artist. Armed with the eye of an emerging designer, Picado emigrated from Costa Rica to the United States with nothing but a vision of what it takes to make the modern woman feel beautiful. Before striking out on his own to start his fashion brand ‘ESTE & CHLO’, he was the creative director for JS Collections, a collection of gowns carried by Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Dillards.

Picado’s brilliant designs have won him legions of followers in the fashion world, including such Hollywood heavyweights such as Blake Lively, Leighton Meesler, Lauren Conrad, Soledad O’Brien, and Anna Lynn McCord to name a few. In fact, he was a known talent to many fashion editors, designers, and starlets before he started ESTE & CHLO. His work has appeared on such television shows as Gossip Girl (The CW Television Network), The Today Show (NBC), and Dancing with the Stars (ABC).

As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 1998, Picado came in contact with some of the biggest names in fashion even before he cut his own teeth as a designer. He became an assistant at Bob Mackie shortly after graduation and moved quickly up the ranks until he was personally designing collections for the House of Mackie. While he was there, he helped dress the likes of Joan Collins, Vanna White, and Kristy Yamaguchi.

At ESTE & CHLO, he is involved in every aspect of design, from concept to execution of ideas down to sales and marketing. In essence, he is an expert at making a woman feel like a modern and sophisticated lady on the go. His attention to detail including color, fabric, silhouettes, and other design intricacies have made him a much sought after fashion designer. In short, Picado’s star in the fashion world will continue its meteoric rise. His designs have captivated runway in New York, Paris, and Milan.

To find out more about Henry Picado and his fashion brand ESTE & CHLO, check out his website at http://www.esteandchlo.com/.