Oscar Carvallo was born in Caracas, Venezuela. As a child, he was profoundly influenced by his family via a picture of his grandparents, thus evidencing his inclination towards the arts and design.
He graduated as a lawyer in keeping with the family tradition and it was just then when he decided to join the world of fashion, guided by the renowned French “couturier” Guy Meliet, disciple of Christian Dior, who had established in Caracas and from whom he learned about the techniques of dressmaking.
THE TECHNIQUE OF DRESSMAKING
During his early years, Carvallo developed collections that reflected how he mastered the art of dressmaking and he dressed the most elegant ladies in Caracas and Latin America; in the meantime, he was scheduling his departure to undertake his postgraduate studies in fashion in the Domus Academy of Milano, Italy
Settled in Milano, he made a pause in his climbing career in order to complete his professional training, city this where he stayed until 2003 when he completed his studies. During this time, Carvallo worked in the production of the great fashion shows of the renowned Italian firms Roberto Cavalli and Vivienne Westwood.
Oscar decided to settle in the fashion capital of the world, Paris, where he took on the challenge of launching his brand, Oscar Carvallo Paris. A year later, he presented his Prêt à Porter collection for the first time in the Fashion Week. The style of these collections was sophisticated, feminine, ethnic and inspired in Latin American cultures and beliefs, and thus, his style stood out in French fashion.
THE FIRST FLAGSHIP STORE
In 2006, he opened his first Prêt à Porter boutique in Paris, in 10 Rue Cambon, exhibiting a unique style and quality, all of his collections bearing the seal of Made in Italy, and securing his place further in the international fashion market.
In the year 2011, he established his first atelier in Paris, in the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré , thus developing exclusive “Haute Couture” collections for customers seeking exclusivity and chic in French fashion.
In January 2013, Oscar Carvallo held his first showcase during the week of Haute Couture in Paris, presenting his “Femme Poisson” collection, inspired in the organic shapes of nature, the motion of the sea and feminine elegance. In July of this same year, he launched his Eagle Eye collection.
ART AND FASHION
In addition to his involvement in fashion, Oscar Carvallo was closely related to the world of art. In 2008, Oscar took his first approach towards Master Carlos Cruz-Diez by integrating the master’s physichromies in the fabrics that gave life to the collection he launched that year, which he called Un Voyage Cinétique (“A Kinetic Voyage”), in an event in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which he held together with this artist.
VOYAGE CINÉTIQUE II
In January 2014, they again worked together and thus, Voyage Cinétique II was born, a collection in which combinations of color and motion dominated the fashion shows of the week of Haute Couture in Paris. Oscar joined the kinetic universe in an intense manner, wherein the works became fabrics and walking works of art with new objects of inspiration, such as medieval suits of armor, futurism, organic shapes, technology and the nostalgia of French lace.
SAVE OUR SOULS
In July 2014, Oscar Carvallo launched his Fall/Winter 2014 couture collection, in Paris, under the name Save Our Souls (SOS). The innovation in the use of novel materials stood out greatly in Carvallo’s designs, using accessories made out of genuine bullets and cartridges. Carvallo´s collection was closed with the participation of plastic artist Pancho Quilici, who used a body structure to invite those present to think about the role of clothing as a survival shelter.
UNITED STATES, MIAMI
In the year 2015, Oscar Carvallo decided to develop the Ready to Wear line inspired in his Parisienne Haute Couture collections, and he joined this market with his first flagship store in the Design District of the city of Miami. Here, he offers haute couture pieces and a universe in Ready to Wear clothing.