THE URBAN HAUTE-COUTURE
Andrea Wolf- Simone is an Italian-Brazilian fashion designer born in Brasil in 1980 to a musician mother and an architect father and opera lover.
Graduated in 2002 in Fashion at Santa Marcelina University in Sao Paulo, she worked for almost 3 years at Huis Clos, one of the biggest fashion luxury brands in Brazil as Head designer of the evening line.
In 2005, in France she attended a Fashion and Creation Master at Universitè de la Mode at Lyon « La coupe de Madeleine Vionnet: 6 reproductions ».
The thesis subject was Reflections on Greek sculpture from the archaic period ; interpretations and reproductions of some dresses by Vionnet, using her technique « le moulage ». The research was done in the Galliera Museum’s collection. ( The Paris Fashion Museum).
She was Intern at Balmain by the Cristoph Decarnin art direction and also worked at Vanessa Bruno, in the position of director´s assistant developing research's volumes as a "toiliste". The french experiences brought to her work an rich and sophistication on the handmade work.
From 2009 to 2013 in Brazil as a designer, creation and volume researchs by moulage and new materials, textures and concepts at Cris Barros, one of the most importants fashion brands in Brazil, wich collections are also sold at Colette, Paris, Bluebird, London and ModaOperandi.com, among others.
Since 2013 in Zurich, she develop collections with hand embroidery and hand painted clothes.They are limited pieces, with a tag serial number: a real Urban Haute- Couture. The main raw materials are silk, BIO cotton, linen, wool and the technologic neoprene for winter collections.
All the clothes are Made in Brazil and thereby contributing to the brazilian artisans and seamstresses local economy. Embellished with brazilian stones such amethyst and quartz; natural pearls, corals and Murano`s crystal (from Italy).
The collections are sold in Zurich, Genève and Sao Paulo.