FASHION DESIGNER - "SPERO VILLIOTI COUTURE"
"SPERO VILLIOTI ELITE DESIGN ACADEMY
Villioti as well as being a rather established designer to South Africa's most glamarous is also a also the founder of one of the country's leading fashion design institutions, Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy.
Villioti is a graduate of the London School of Fashion, England. He was recruited by London based fashion house; Frank Usher. Spero spent 5 years as a designer at Frank Usher after which he moved to South Africa with his family to establish his own haute couture business, and so the birth of Spero Villioti Couture.
During this time Frank Usher continued to pursue Spero for his talent, which saw Spero continuing as a senior designer on a freelance basis for the London fashion house; designing four collections a year whilst running Spero Villioti Couture. Today Spero can still be found hard at work, after nearly thirty years in the industry: whether it be lecturing
in the classroom of Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy,hands on and actively designing in the workrooms of Spero Villioti Couture or as the ambassador for the Couture Educational Foundation raising awareness and sponsorship for education within the fashion industry.
Villioti believes that all women are inherently beautiful and sees his role as a designer to emphasise their unique and special beauty. He draws inspiration from living life and seeing the attractiveness of the women around him. This inspiration has led to many elegant, stylish and glamorous creations which have been recognised in many ways during his career.
He has been awarded the South African J&B Rare Designers Award, the London Frank Usher Award, the Most Successful Art Student Award at the London School of Fashion and the Textilia Young Designer Award in Greece.
After so many years at the top of his profession, Villioti looked for a way to give back to the industry from which he had so liberally received. He saw the opportunity to train up new talent in South Africa by starting a fashion school where he could offer students an
opportunity to study Fashion at its highest level. Students are guided by Villioti and trained by highly skilled professionals. They are given real-world fashion experience seeing his designs through each phase to completion.
BRAND : SPERO VILLIOTI COUTURE