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Here you will find all of our published designs and interviews in Canadian and international magazines/ media outlets

Top 5 TMU Creative School newsletter interview, Toronto, Canada

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_AD Magazine, Toronto, Canada

Una Vuelta Al Sol

Photographer- Alec Boyle
Styling assistant - Victoria Donkin
Lighting- Justynn Roque

Model- Hyla

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Una Vuelta Al Sol revolves around embodying that feeling of life trying to flourish in every corner of the planet, moss on rocks, coral reefs, deep-sea creatures, and even cloud gardens above the sky. An attempt to stay in tune with the heartbeat of your environment while being true to yourself. It's about having the certainty that no matter how long we seem to be stuck, life moves on, and it will only take bodies in motion with it. The name of this collection translates to "a trip around the sun" and it symbolizes the cyclical nature of human beings and our societies. It illustrates the beauty found in the certainty that everything shall start once more maybe with hints of the past but still ever evolving. The main inspiration for this collection is the designer's upbringing and childhood in Panama, using nature and ultra-femininity to express the epitome of the powerful Latina woman transforming into a form of divinity. These looks are part of a larger collection being showcased during this year's Fashion Art Toronto season in early May.

_AD Magazine, Toronto, Canada

Eterea Amazonica

Photographer Finndlay Downer
Stylist - Josie Eccleston
MUA- Sade Tuitt
Lighting- Alec Boyle
Assistant- Safa Elamin  

Models - Lenique Jervis
Creative directors- Josie and Hyla 

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FIENFH Magazine, Paris, France

Eterea Amazonica 

Photographer Nathalie Cortes
Stylist - Rysha Schuler and Taylor Badwhar 
Models - Frida Cerni Neri, Marina Horacio, Mona Rodriguez, Drusila Baldelomar, Raquel Guerrero and Hyla

Texto Original

Mi mamá siempre me decía que las mujeres somos como guerreras amazónicas: poderosamente valientes, sin temor a nada pero con infinito respeto y amor por nuestra tierra y las otras mujeres que nos rodean. Esta colección representa una mujer que más que tener que ser una guerrera por su circunstancia de haber nacido en una sociedad tan machista como la nuestra, está es como ella sería libre de eso. Como ella sería al poder expresar plenamente su femininidad sin temor a las miradas y palabras acechantes de los hombres que sin invitación invaden su espacio intencionalmente invisible. La etérea Amazónica es la guerrera victoriosa después de haber ganado la batalla final vistiendo sus más finos vestidos lista para ser ella y simplemente ella. Ella es la visión de libertad hecha mujer. Un brillante oasis dentro de lo vacío y oscuro. Parte de la selva, cielo y mar. Dueña de todo y al mismo tiempo soñadora de la nada. Mano derecha de todos los que cursan por su reino animal. Ella es el rostro de las ancestras despojadas de cualquier arandela y exuberancia terrenal. Que sonríe y cubre con su manto a todo aquel que sepa escuchar. Para aquella niña que ve todo lo extraordinario de la vida, está es la mujer con la que algún día anhelabas ser y ella te está esperando con los brazos abiertos.

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Translation

My mom used to tell me that women are like Amazonian warriors: powerfully brave, afraid of nothing and no one but with immense respect and love for the nature and women that surround us. This collection represents a woman that more than being a warrior due to her circumstances of being born in an extremely chauvinistic society, this is how she would be if she was free. Totally free. How she would be if she was able to express her femininity without fear of men’s prying eyes and words, that without any invitation invade your intentionally invisible space. The Ethereal Amazonian is the victorious warrior after the final battle wearing her finest dresses, ready to just be her in peace. She is the personification of freedom made into a woman. A bright oasis inside of the emptiness and darkness. Part of the jungle, sky and sea. Owner of everything and dreamer of nothingness. The right hand of everyone and everything that dare cross her animal kingdom. She’s the face of the ancestors robbed of any sparkle or earthly exuberance. She smiles and covers with her blanket anyone that will know how to listen. For that little girl that sees all the extraordinary in life, this is the woman you dreamt of being one day and she’s waiting for you with her arms wide open. 

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MUSE Magazine, Kingston, Canada

Designer profile 

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Full interview at:
https://www.muse-magazine.com/hyla-golden-del-castillo/

Interview by Caitlin Parkes

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Texto original

De niños creamos estos mundos imaginarios en los que viven seres imaginarios que hacen que todo marche a la par. Nos va bien, la vida es fácil y serena, nos sentimos rodeados por el amor y la belleza de la vida a nuestro alrededor. Al crecer y vivir poco a poco se nos va el asombro y empezamos a perder la alegría de las simples cosas que nos envuelven todos los días. De pequeños tenemos unos amigos imaginarios extraordinarios, hasta con súper poderes y toda la cosa. Ahora cuando es difícil diferenciar un día del otro, una cara de la siguiente las cosas más triviales se han vuelto las más asombrosas para mi. He encontrado una paz en saber que todo marcha a la par en mi casa; que la luz corre por las corrientes, el agua por las tuberías, el aire por la calefacción, y amor y vida por mis venas y las de los seres que me rodean. Esta colección de invierno traduce estos sentimientos tan profundos de gratitud y serenidad mientras es algo para tomar a la ligera, no muy enserio así como los garabatos que te imaginabas eran los más hermosos de pequeño. Todo fue creado reutilizando sacos de dormir vintage, con la intención de recordar esa emoción de embarcar un mundo nuevo que sentíamos en las pijamadas. Mis nuevos amigos imaginarios son lo más real que he tenido todo este tiempo: agua, fuego, aire, vida y amor. Espero que tú también los sientas como yo. Bienvenido a mi mundo imaginario. 

RAD Magazine, Toronto, Canada

AW21' Amigos Imaginarios 

Photopraphy by Caeden Wigston

Model Brett Belanger

Assistant Katherine Lara Derikon

About this collection of snow pants (translated from spanish)

As kids we create these imaginary worlds, inhabited by imaginary beings that make this imaginary world go round. Life is good, easy, serene, we feel surrounded by the love and beauty of our surroundings. As we grow and live we slowly start to loose that sense of amazement, of finding joy in the simplest of things that spin us around everyday. When we’re little we have these extraordinary imaginary friends, some even with super powers and everything. Now when it’s hard to differentiate between one day and the last, one face from the next, the most trivial things have become the most amazing to me at the same time. I have found immense peace knowing that everything in my house ticks the way it’s supposed to: the electricity runs in the currents, water through the pipes, air coming out of the heaters, and love and life running through my veins and those who surround me. This winter collection translates these deep feeling of gratitude and serenity while being something to take lightly, not too seriously like the little doodles you swore where the prettiest things as a child. The main pieces are all made from upcycled vintage sleeping bags with the intention of remembering that thrill of going to a whole new world when going to a sleepover. My new imaginary friends are the most real things I’ve had all along: water, air, fire, life and love. I hope that you’re able to feel them like me too. Welcome to my imaginary world. 

 

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Blank Magazine, Toronto, Canada
Dupont Winter Adventures 

Photography by Steve Williams 

Creative director Denisa Marginean

Model Ashley Flores

Stylist Anisha Kapoor

Editorial assistant Dante Lusson

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Hunter Magazine, New York, USA
Creature Study

Photographer and concept - Becky Ewert @heyitsbekkie
Stylist - Rysha Schuler @apoetinplainclothes
Model - Jaimie Frank @jaimiefrankk
Makeup Artist - Jenna Want @jennawant
Swimwear + headpiece - H.Y.L.A @h.y.l.a

The concept behind “Creature Study” was born out of me feeling like a full-on creature emerging from my house amidst the pandemic. Feeling awkward and out of place doing normal everyday tasks outside in public (grocery shopping, walking down the street, etc). I then began to dig deeper into my psyche about what these feelings meant to me as a female emerging into society again. I forgot what it was like to feel cat called, I forgot what it was like to feel whistled at or shouted at by men out in public since I had been indoors and surrounded only by my close friends for almost a year. I emerged from quarantine feeling less like a free human and more like a creature. A creature being studied, speculated and sexualized as a female all while trying to function as a normal human assimilating back into society. I wanted to do a crossover of what it felt like to be a human emerging back out into society after a pandemic while also being a woman. 

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Blank Magazine, Toronto, Canada
The Pigeon Queen

Photographer: Vinsia Maharajah @vinsiamaharajah 
Creative Director: Denisa Marginean @denny_dreadful 
Model: Danielle Donaldson @dani.donaldson
Designer: H.Y.L.A @h.y.l.a_
Editorial Assistant: Erin Colquhoun @colquhounne

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HiLife Magazine, Miami, USA
Sugar Beach Winter Rangers

Photography by @finndlay 
MUA @_marianbarnaby 
Stylist @maryamshah___ 
Design and creative direction @hylagolden 
Models @kimimugfrdd@678triple9.8212 @forever_next_door

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