Based in Melbourne Australia, STRATEAS CARLUCCI is a creative collaboration between designers Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci founded in 2013.
The STRATEAS CARLUCCI brand is deconstructed androgyny, subtly subversive yet playful, producing modern luxury wardrobe staples, created from the concept of binary oppositions.
Designing both for Men and Women, STRATEAS CARLUCCI have championed a Masculine / Feminine duality within their collections through the idea of creating a unified collection that is not driven by gender, but by a concept.
The aim of their Studio is to merge art and design through research and experimentation into other mediums and disciplines. Each season, it sees the studio charter into new territories and unorthodox design techniques, which results in interesting methodologies and ways of creating, constantly challenging the perception of fashion and art.
STRATEAS CARLUCCI debuted their collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in April 2014.
In June 2015, STRATEAS CARLUCCI became the very first Australian Menswear designer to be invited by Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers and Créateurs de Mode to show their collection on the official Paris Fashion Week Calendar.
In June 2016, STRATEAS CARLUCCI became the very first Australian brand to be invited by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to show at Milan Fashion Week as a guest designer in a fully supported runway show.
Since the inception of STRATEAS CARLUCCI in 2013, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci have received industry recognition by winning the 2014 National Designer Award, presented by Tiffany & Co at the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival. The pair were also hand selected by Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani, for a special presentation by Vogue L’Uomo, and were awarded both the Men’s and Women’s prize for the prestigious global designer competition, the International Woolmark Prize the same year. The duo have also been awarded the 2014 GQ Men of the Year Award – for Fashion Designer of the Year, Prix De Marie Claire Award – for Best Emerging Australian Designer 2015 and Best Australian Menswear Designer 2016 at the Australian Laureate Awards. In 2017, they were awarded the VFILES prize, and as a result showed their collection during NY Fashion Week at Times Square.
Over the years, the pair have been invited to be guest speakers at The National Gallery of Victoria, RMIT university and more educational and design oriented seminars. Pieces from their collections have been acquired by The National Gallery of Victoria, and have been included in a number of fashion exhibitions, including the prestigious ‘200 Years of Fashion’ and ‘Melbourne Now’ exhibits at the NGV.
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