About the Octavio Pizzaro brand
In 2005 Octavio Pizzaro founded his own collection combining his South American roots and a taste for French luxury.
His collections are composed of scarves, stoles, ponchos and sweaters made from fine alpaca wool or merino. Alpaca is a legendary animal that lives in the high plains of the Andes in South America. Its wool is smooth and extremely light. It only can be worked if you follow the ancient traditions.
Alpaca, silk, gauze, leather, cotton, fur and feathers... are blended together in perfect alchemy by using techniques such as crochet and macramé to create ponchos, kimonos, scarves and dresses that can be worn not only in the evenings but also during the day.
The modernity of the curves, colours and textures are distinctive signs of the Pizzaro fashion house.
Alpaca wool matches with leathers, furs, crystal, or horsehair to create sophistication mixed with a certain roughness. The result remains classy, rock but at the same time fits the traditional wardrobe of any woman.
Octavio Pizarro was born in Santiago Chile, where he studied applied arts. After obtaining a degree in fashion design and manufacturing, he attended fashion classes at the syndicated chamber in Paris. For him it was the fulfillment of his dream... studying and living in Paris.
In 1996, he started as a creation assistant in the Jean Louis Scherrer studio and after only one year became the artistic director of the Jacques Fath’s brand. He worked there for 5 years; and during this period developed the line of clothes and accessories for the famous French couture house.
In 2002, a desire for a new challenge led him to join the Guy Laroche where he was responsible for the design of the ready-to-wear collection.
With his new fashion home, came new experiences and new techniques to learn.
He decided to launch his own brand in 2005.
In his collection Octavio Pizarro highlights "quality, knowledge and use of natural materials (treated and hand-woven)" from his home country of Chile.
He creates accessories that mix craft techniques with more modern technique that are, more "creative" and "couture".
He who speaks best about his collection is the creator:” "Making luxury" hand made;» exceptional and unique items but affordable to all. I believe in diversity,(...) I dream(...) of a less ephemeral, less "throwaway fashion " that stands out from the megastores with an assertive style, identifiable from the simple uniformity, but I don’t believe in minimalist luxury or luxury which is less conspicuous, so discreet and so anonymous that it would be detrimental to creativity. "
The collection meets the codes of the fashion house: large knit matched with hairy and curly material. Alpaca scarves and sometimes fur will complete all our outfits. What’s more , these dresses or ponchos are fashionable. The Pizarro woman is ready to face winter with elegance and style.