From Chile to Paris
After his graduation in Visual Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts located in Santiago, Chile and in Fashion Design and Manufacturing at the Santiago’s school of applied arts, Octavio Pizarro settled in Paris to study fashion design at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
After joining Jean-Louis Scherrer at the end of his studies, he became Artistic Director of Jacques Fath appointed for developing the couture collection and its ready to wear collection. During five years, he revisited brand codes and impress his daring touch. He also created a new line of accessories. This experience enriched his creative sphere. At Guy Laroche, he devoted himself to drapery for the ready-to-wear collections.
In 2006, Octavio Pizarro launched his own collection of accessories. The clever mix of alpaca with wool, mohair and angora is the brand signature. He likes playing around with the contrast between material and techniques. He is looking for “mixing the extremes”. Thus, we can see Alpaca wool incrusted with Swarovski crystals, the mix between leather and fur. The chic of his looks are reinforced by the way he plays with geometric shapes, the graphic prints and transparencies.
His colour universe is defined by different density of black as the painter Soulages use to. The mix of textiles and cultures is representative of Octavio Pizarro’s design.
Invited by the French Federation of Couture, he is presenting his collections during 3 seasons at the “Designers Apartment” showroom. In July of 2015, he is presenting his new collection of ready-to-wear couture at the South American House of Paris during the Haute Couture fashion week. Since the opening of his showroom in Paris, his clothing line meets an increasing success.
February 2016 Octavio Pizarro has been rewarded with the “Grand Prix de la Création” of the City of Paris in partnership with the French Federation of Prêt à Porter Féminin for his outstanding work especially for his knitting work.