Established in the Mediterranean islands of Malta
The Luke Azzopardi atelier exists outside of the parameters of a fashion industry which is extremely mechanical and output oriented. The director has spent the last couple of years studying why couture studios, which specialise in the creation of immaculately finished, beautifully designed bespoke/custom clothing, have been facing several challenges at the hands of a commercial system that mostly values high-end, branded fashion products. This, of course, does not make much sense when viewed from the perspective of a philosophy of luxury, which states that it is the bespoke product that quintessentially embodies luxury.
A Young Couturier
After studying at Central Saint Martins in 2013 creative director and founder Luke Azzopardi and moved back to Malta to launch his brand. The Luke Azzopardi studio focuses on the idea of timeless elegance stemming from Luke's academic background in costume history. The creative director was awarded the prestigious 'Premio Cultura e Moda 2016' by L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the 'Fashion Designer of the Year 2018' award by LovinMalta, and has most recently been shortlisted for the award of 'Artist of the Year 2018/19' by Arts Council Malta.