Oscar Carvallo Haute Couture: Wearable, Purely Feminine

EYES IN Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk is live at Haute Couture of Paris Fashion Week. Vivian attended the "brilliant show" of Oscar Carvallo. Vivian says, "Oscar Carvallo has reinvented Haute Couture by designing a collection that is wearable on many different occasions and for many different functions.

"Carvallo's use of natural pastel colors combined with exquisite shapes will allow the classy woman to adopt Haute Couture into daily wear and evening wear at the same time. Even the working women can embrace pure femininity and strength through Carvallo's Haute Couture Collection by using is designs as an alternative fit to traditional 'business wear.' Carvallo's Haute Couture collection is one of the best I have seen thus far."

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Oscar Carvallo

Oscar Carvallo was born in Caracas, Venezuela, the first of four brothers in an established family of lawyers. From a very young age he always showed interest in photography, painting, art and design but still chose to follow his family’s tradition by pursuing an education in law. He never stopped; however, feeling the pull of the fashion industry and soon after completing his law degree had the good fortune to spend a year as a intern with one of France’s most renown master couturiers, Mr. Guy Meliet, from whom he began to learn the techniques of haute couture.


Upon Mr. Meliet’s passing, Oscar continued in the industry in Caracas, now at his own atelier directing many of the late Meliet’s former team of couturiers to create his own designs. Within a few short years, Oscar became a favorite designer of some of the most elegant women in Caracas and his creations became increasingly sought after throughout Latin America. He soon began exporting to North America, where stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus carried his designs season after season. After a hugely successful decade in haute couture, and having earned himself the nickname "L'Enfant Terrible de Caracas," Oscar felt the need to continue his formal studies. He relocated to Milan, Italy, where he took a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design from Domus Academy, one of Europe’s most celebrated schools for the trade.


Oscar has always been known for his unique, personal and often theatrical touch, as well as his special attentiveness to femininity in his designs. Some common themes that can be seen throughout his body of work are the theater, the dark fairy tale, the rock-star life, the drama of sex, tropical themes and organic shapes, Latin chic, humor and surrealism. He bases his work on concepts from Latin American and compelling life themes that reflect in every collection he has ever shown without ever losing focus on the female form.


Since 2003, Oscar Carvallo has been based in Paris, where he develops his collections and continues to create his elegant designs. Nowadays Oscar presents his collections in the Haute Couture Week in Paris, and his designs are traveling all around the world.

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