From the unpretentious Toulouse’s suburbs, and since middle school, has grown Anthony’s taste for textile and fashion. From a BEP métiers de la mode to l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art (ENSAAMA), passion grows until becoming a driving force. Relentless of work, Anthony sometimes harnesses himself day and night to his personal and school’s projects.
All along his education, professional experiences kept confirming strong learning’s. The young designer prefers familial companies to big fashion houses. Its the opportunity for him to be trained on all fronts: from couture to shooting organisation, going through patronage, dressing, design or even serigraphy. Anthony touches to everything, and always with the same exaltation.
Since 2008, experiences and trips feed his inspiration. The young Toulousain who doesn’t forgets his pink city drops his suitcases in Paris to be trained at Dupré Santabarbara, and then flews to Seville to work with Pablo Lanzarote, and later on at Fernando Claro.
His first collection’s conception starts in 2013. From then, he impregnates from every professional experience with, stronger then ever, the ambition of building his own brand. Back to his hometown in 2016, he finalises his collection and organises his own fashion show. No more doubts, the Anthony Azevedo adventure is for sure launched. If it’s truly a teenager’s dream coming true, it’s with his foots firmly on the ground that he gives birth to it.
«For the young Toulousain designer, quality is a priority. Textiles are all European; every piece is made by hand with passion of the details. What’s a good work piece for Anthony Azevedo? « A garment in which we feel powerful, that gives us confidence». And its in taking the time to personally identify his clients that he ensures this result.
One thing leading to another, travelling more and more, Spanish traditional values overlapped to the French elegance. He takes inspiration from the Spanish wedding culture to create his wedding dresses; today the country coloured typical shades fulfil entirely his more sober first creations.
From a scissors blow, Anthony rubs out the boundaries between feminine and masculine fashion. He leads from one to the other materials like lace or muslin. He blithely plays with contrasts, allying flexible textiles with rigid ones, matte colours with glossy shades. Geometrical lines from fashion patterns are the opportunity to give free rein to his imagination.»
Interviewed by Marie Lebreton