Henry is the former Creative Director of JS Collections and currently as Creative Director of ESTE & CHLO. Henry’s extensive experience and well known reputation as an international designer in the fashion industry, Henry makes another footprint in the fashion world by bringing the success of his previous brands to ESTE & CHLO and Henry Picado Men’s.
Henry has caught the attention of many editors, stylists and celebrities and his designs have garnered a strong following including Lauren Conrad, Stephanie Pratt, Anna Lynn McCord, Carrie Ann Inaba, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Soledad O’Brien, and Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008).
When Henry was a Senior Designer for Aidan Mattox his work appeared on a wide range of television shows including Gossip Girl, 90210, Dancing with the Stars, The Hills and The Today Show.
Henry began designing and creating as a child in Costa Rica. As a teenager, he entered and won many art contests. After participating in fashion events, his desire to pursue a career in fashion was ignited. He emigrated from Costa Rica to New York City to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology. As a struggling young artist, F.I.T. recognized his talent and potential and was very interested in nurturing Henry’s career in fashion.
After graduating from F.I.T., Henry began working at Bob Mackie as an assistant and after only six months was designing three collections for the house of Mackie: B’Zar, Vesper and Bob Mackie Evening. It was there that Henry began creating one-of-akind wardrobes for celebrity clients including Joan Collins, Kristi Yamaguchi, Vanna White and Donna Da Varona. In 2002, Henry left Bob Mackie to be the senior designer at Demetrios where he designed evening wear, bridal, couture wedding dresses and prom.
Henry brings his overall creative vision through his experience, passion for design and his desire to create beautiful dresses for women. Henry is very involved in every aspect that goes into making each dress. This starts with the color palette, the fabric, style, fit, and how it feels.
The attention to detail is reflected in each collection Henry designs.