Anahita Vessier / styliste
Born in Tehran in 1976, Anahita Vessier, half Iranian half Austrian, grew up in Austria. After her studies of history of Art in Vienna, she continues her studies at the School of Fashion and Textile Design of Hetzendorf in Vienna and further at the School of Central St. Martin's in London.
In London she worked for Vivienne Westwood, Nicole Farhi and Deborah Anderson. In the year 2001 she left London and moved to Paris where she has been working for 2 years as the assistant of E2, Michèle and Olivier Chatenet.
There she was involved in the design and realisation of the one-of-a-kind pieces, she was also responsable for the coordination of the studio and of the manufactoring and also took care of the sales and of the press.
In January 2004 on Anahita Vessier launched her own label under the name Anahita where she produces exclusive and modern one-of-a-kind pieces using old Haute-Couture technics and savoir-faire.
Anahita's Urban Couture
Anahita's first collection is very evening, very cocktail which could be worn all year through.
Destinctive details: Every piece is a one-of-a-kind piece, a lot made by hand using old Haute Couture technics, reembroidering sequins and star-shaped silver sequins using golden and silver metal threads, ribbons, frills, pleated bands in chiffon, sewing butterfly-shaped applications and belts in Tromp d'oeil. Anahita's Urban Couture is a mix of old Haute Couture savoir-faire with now-a-days style.
She modernises also 2nd hand military jackets by placing big applications and prints. The base of her collection are exclusive, well chosen vintage pieces, dresses, skirts or tops (some pieces could be reproduced, each in a different fabric in order to keep the uniqueness of the pieces).After Anahita's intervention clothes take a new life, a new spirit, change their shape.
Cutting a low neckline and back, tight silhouettes, Anahita wants women to be feminine and sexy. She is a big fan of Ossi Clark's style, of the 70s, of old pin-up illustrations of Playboy issus from the 60s and 70s and of old kimono prints from the 20s.
Anahita stands for a harmonic mix between elegance and Rock'n Roll chic, between an decorative oriental style and the glamour of the western Party Girl.