Charles Anastase is a French-Armenian fashion designer based in London. He may have French-Armenian roots, but he grew up in South Kensington where he attended a French Lycee school. His family is involved in just about everything he does and is an important part of his life.
His eclectic work has grabbed the attention of media across the UK and turned heads as models wow the audiences donned in leather rock-star gear, their bodies adorned with painted tattoos and Pierrot makeup.
His work is displayed on the runways to exhibit his work which includes the likes of stylish leather jackets and soft pastel pieces which drape the body beautifully. He also designs T-shirts with catchy slogans like "I'm in training don't kiss me". His runway models with their bare porcelain painted faces with only a touch of smudged silver lipstick add an eccentric touch to his collections.
Anastase has reporters waiting at his shows with baited breath to see what his collections will reveal. He never ceases to amaze them, from the time the first model steps out onto the runway wearing platform boots, skinny purple denim jeans the audience already knows that they're in for an unusual yet phenomenal fashion spectacular. Hip Parisian women strut their stuff as they catch the attention of the onlookers who are intrigued by the chic dark make-up circles under their eyes.
This particular collection was inspired by an image which he had of rebellious youth breaking into a crumbling, abandoned French Chateau and setting up camp in its walls. They walk the halls in their purple jeans, striped tights, ripped leather jackets and killer platform boots which are muddied from their efforts to enter the chateau. They grab the garments from the wardrobes in the bedrooms to dress up their gear, along with the drapes and linen which remain in the chateau, creating their trendy look, which Anastase brought across in his runway show.