Destined to pursue a creative métier, cult Fashion Designer and Illustrator Charles Anastase was born in 1979 to an academic French Mother and Armenian Architect Father.
Charles studied Political Sciences at the Lycee Charlemagne in Paris and embarked upon his career as an artist in 2002. His captivating and poignant pencil drawings travelled the world in a series of successful exhibitions in Paris, Vienna, Tokyo and Mexico. Charles’ work has been published in some of the most feted magazines including Purple and Dazed and Confused. The ultimate testimonial to his talent was the commission by Calvin Klein to illustrate an advertising campaign in 2004.
In September 2008 Charles Anastase announced a five-year production and licensing agreement with luxury Italian agency Pier spa, whose prestigious designer’s include Balenciaga, Azzedine Alaia and Sophia Kokosalaki. The agreement launched with Charles’ debut pre-collection for Spring/ Summer 2009. Charles Anastase is now based in London.
Charles’ ethereal and often nostalgic collections are born of the desire to capture the beauty of the 19th century Victorian images, which have captivated him since childhood. Reminiscent of the demi-couture, which was the zeitgeist of this period for young ladies, Charles’ signature silhouettes evoke a naivety but yet are executed with the precision of the tailors of Savile Row.
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