Born in Honduras, Carlos Campos grew up in a design household, inspired by his father, a master tailor. It was here that Carlos decided to follow in his father's footsteps to become a fashion designer. At 13, Campos left Honduras and walked to New York City to pursue his own version of the American Dream.
After studying fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Campos embarked on a successful career as a design consultant for such brands as Zara, and PvH and as a Broadway costume designer for such productions as Jersey Boys, Fiddler on The Roof and The Graduate. He has also served as a Guest Designer for Rock & Republic. In 2007, he launched his namesake brand. Carlos Campos NYC. The brand’s modern take on “classic American style… with a Latin twist” immediately earned him the respect and accolades of the US and Latin American fashion communities.
In 2009 he was awarded The Fashion Group International's Rising Star for Menswear.
In 2010, he collaborated with architect Santiago Calatrava, on costumes for “Estancias”, Calatrava’s and Campos’ first project for the New York City Ballet.
In 2011, Campos a top-ten finalist for the esteemedCFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, a great honour as he was the first Latino-American Menswear designer to have been nominated as a fund finalist.
In 2013 he was awarded the Vanidades Icon Of Style Award.
Deeply committed to furthering the cause of Latin Americans both at home and worldwide, in 2008 the Honduran media community named him one of the“10 Most Influential Hondurans Abroad”, in 2009 he was invited by the President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, to help found Honduras Global, a worldwide collective of Hondurans from the fields of science, education, business and the arts, committed to helping to create a better future for Honduran youth everywhere. Currently, he is working with the Honduran Government and private business on the development of Honduras’ first college for fashion design..