Azzaro Appoints Olivier Theyskens as Artistic Director
The House of Azzaro is delighted to announce the appointment of the Franco-Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens as Artistic Director. He is now in charge of the Brand’s Couture collections, Ready-to-Wear lines, and Women’s and Men’s accessories.
Olivier Theyskens will bring into the workshops of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré his modern vision and sensibility to the Azzaro silhouette. He will unveil his first collection for the House during Haute Couture Week in Paris in July 2020.
Loris Azzaro left behind a considerable, very inspiring legacy. I am excited, thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity of bringing my vision to this legendary, iconoclastic House, for which freedom and pleasure remain ever-as-contemporary founding values. I would like to carry on this atypical universe through my collections while infusing them with my own perspective.
Gabriel de Linage, CEO of the House, adds: “His renowned talent, experience and creative vision will empower the House future with spirit and sparkle. Olivier Theyskens has a unique ability to immerse himself in a legacy and to revisit it in a contemporary verve. His fondness for asserted sensuousness and the flowing contrasts of materials and cuts naturally echo the style of Loris Azzaro and his emblematic muses. We are thrilled to welcome him to our House and to our historical workshops.”