A look at Oscar Carvallo’s fabulously theatrical, fairytale-esque fall couture collection
By Oscar Carvallo
“Technology has evolved throughout the years, and so has love,” said Caracas-born Oscar Carvallo, a lawyer-turned-fashion designer inspired by French ‘couturier’ Guy Meliet, a devotee of Christian Dior. “The past decade has changed at a fast pace, just like the rhythms of our mentality. Hidden obsessions are now free. We travel the world to find passion, as well as freedom for our thoughts.”
“Art has become a way of life,” the fervent Carvallo continued. “Nature is real beauty and this beauty is reflected through the enticing and intricate details of my Electric Blossom collection.”
The ensemble colors are vividly seen through Jacquard textiles that are meant to catch light. Tech fabrics are combined with the classic couture finishes that represent the core of our firm.
“I’ve interwoven into the collection some elements of surprise that are accentuated by elaborate tailoring of details, such as bondage straps that percolate on the bodices of gowns, and embroidery hearts that are emblazoned on upper torsos,” Carvallo said with a wry smile.
Carvallo’s collections exhibit his irreverent, unusual, somewhat theatrical style, highlighting his tendency toward organic forms, fairytales and pop culture. His designs are the perfect marriage of elegance and femininity with a touch of rebel. Perhaps that is why he is lovingly nicknamed L’ Enfant Terrible de Caracas.
Electric Blossom and previous collections, as well as his ready-to-wear clothing items, are available at the Oscar Carvallo Paris Atelier in Miami’s