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Giuliano Fujiwara Taps New Creative Director

Antonio Azzuolo takes over starting with the spring 2014 collections.

MILAN — Italian fashion label Giuliano Fujiwara, which is controlled by the Taiwanese Breeze Group, has tapped Antonio Azzuolo as its new creative director.
 
The Italian-Canadian designer will oversee the company’s men’s and women’s lines, starting with the spring/summer 2014 collections.

Azzuolo succeeds Sergio Daricello, who joined the company as creative director in April 2012. 
 
Azzuolo hails from Montreal and is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, where he received a B.A.A. in apparel design with a specialization in men’s tailoring.

He spent 10 years in Paris designing men’s wear for Hermès, Kenzo and Galeries Lafayette early in his career.

Azzuolo moved to New York in 2000 and freelanced for companies such as Kenneth Cole and Gap before becoming a men’s wear design director at Ralph Lauren for its Purple and Black labels.

He launched his own label in 2008.