MADRID — Azzaro has tapped Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón, two Spain-based designers, as the French fashion house’s new creative directors.
The duo will unveil a pre-collection of roughly 25 styles on July 5 at the Azzaro boutique in Paris, said Carlos Reig, president of Azzaro International and vice president of Andorra-based Reig Capital Group, the brand’s owner.
“There are lots of fantastic changes in the upcoming [spring 2014] collection. Everything is new, particularly colors and prints,” Reig said. “We have a good feeling about this one; the house is back again.”
In an exclusive interview in their downtown Madrid studio-showroom on Monday, Maillard and Castejón said they “respect and are playing with” Azzaro’s DNA, which means special-occasion clothes, long and short dresses for cocktail-evening and a few pants in bright colors like orange and fuchsia; floral prints “with a spirit of the Seventies”; sparkle and hand embroideries; contrasting textures; transparency, and innuendos.
“Not so much sexy as sensual, for instance, a wild animal’s clawed effect is embroidered on tulle meant to make a man want to rip [the garment] off,” said Maillard, with a smile.
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