Born in Brazil, Barbara completed her foundation in fashion design at Central Saint Martins, London, and graduated first in her class from Istituto Marangoni, Milan.
On graduation, Casasola was hired by Roberto Cavalli in Florence as assistant designer for the women's wear main line. Casasola remained there for nearly three years, until she moved to Paris to consult for a number of major fashion houses.
Casasola returned to London in September 2013 for her catwalk debut at White Cube.
In January 2014 she was recipient of the prestigious Guest Women’s Designer award at Pitti Uomo.
Casasola's principal influence is the visual language of her native Brazil. Pared-back but sensual, this unexpected world informs her fresh take on the international modern woman.