Valeria Castillejo founded Valeria Cotoner in 2020. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Valeria's family roots are in Mallorca. Valeria has always been surrounded by nature, animals and women with impeccable taste, in a place where the notion of luxury means beautifully crafted garments made to last.
Valeria moved in 2016 to New York to study Marketing at New York University and at the same time she attended evening pattern-making classes at Parsons University.
After working in the design industry, Valeria honored her family’s heritage through the launch of her label, while working in the flower studio she co-founded in Manhattan in 2018: Bleecker Flower Shop.
Valeria creates a brand that reflects a slower pace and process and pays homage to artisanal communities, where things are made with care and detail, where tradition is more important than trend, where there is a purpose to every piece.
Valeria brings her soul into each garment she produces. All underlying textiles and subsequently the clothes are designed by her, working alongside the producers directly at the source,all her prints are inspired in antique designs and personal experiences that have made her who she is. A mix of southern Europe elegance and the indestructible energy of New York. Cotton is our most used fabric, being 100% organic. "We want to give a twist too cotton. People do not conceive it as a luxurious material, why not wearing cotton to a day wedding?".
Expect feminine silhouettes in bold prints, conceived for women with strong personality, that appreciate color, detail and things well done.