OLOAPITREPS works along an alternative timeline, producing subversive and twisted interpretations of fashion.
The instantly identifiable collections are seasonless and timeless; whilst vintage, repurposed elements are key, the resulting vision sits firmly in the future. Fabric structures are distorted and disfigured, placing garments far from their originally intended objectives. The addition of obsessional levels of complex detailing and manipulation reveals not only inspirational design but exceptional technical skill.
These subversive and potently original creations have understandably gained the attention of notable fashion press and photographers, featuring in i-D, Dazed and Hunger to name but a few. OLOAPITREPS now has an ever-growing stockist list of conceptual stores and boutiques around the world. Although OLOAPITREPS presents as menswear, editorials and even the brands' own Lookbook imagery feels quasi-sexual. There remains a strong element of freedom, ambiguity and inclusion; gender is completely unrestricted.
Similarly unrestricted by fashion norms, the designer behind OLOAPITREPS remains refreshingly anonymous, allowing the work to enjoy full focus. Born among the wild landscapes of the southern Italian coast and a keen collector of objects and magazines, the visionary behind the brand as a child became obsessed with clothes and photography. Having first moved to the city of Milan to study Fashion Design at the Instituto Europeo di Design, OLOAPITREPS later relocated to London, attracted to the street-style cultures of the capital and subsequently studied at Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion. It was during this formal education that the technical skills to interpret these honest, unique visions into physical work were honed.
The OLOAPITREPS client has an uninhibited persona and is brave enough to experience a different way of wearing. Through a dynamic exchange of innovative thought and conceptualisation, the designer creates pieces as though lifted from dreams or perhaps delusions, exhibiting truly especial talent. Far from purposefully rejecting traditional fashion and aiming to create something other, the designer's work appears more as the manifestation of the conflict of chaos in both mind and surroundings, a natural by-product of this uniquely creative individual.
OLOAPITREPS keeps on evolving at all times beyond seasons.
We have decided to reach a new level of artistry giving a wider breath to the process of creation and exceptional quality to our pieces. From now on our collections will be presented in an unrestrained manner and timing compared to the conventional cycles of the fashion industry.