Italian-Belgian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello grew up in Brussels before attending Belgium’s prestigious arts school La Cambre where he won first place during the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography – a collection inspired by actress La Cicciolina. His work caught the attention of fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld and Vaccarello began working on the fur line for Italian fashion house Fendi before launching his own pret a porter ensemble in January 2009.
Stepping onto the scene in 2009 with his innovative designs, Paris-based Anthony Vaccarello has launched various collections for retailer La Redoute, while his own eponymous line showcases a seductive array of asymmetric bustier dresses, mesh tank tops, figure-hugging leather ruffle dresses and shearling biker jackets. Anthony Vaccarello’s trademark is the intriguing use of strictly geometric shapes and a muted colour palette. His aim, however, isn’t to show as much skin as possible. He emphasizes his desire not to be provocative, but to glorify a woman’s body tastefully and artfully, and sees his creations as the embodiment of his values.