AZ. is a new designer womenswear label with a truly authentic profile in fashion and print. It is inspired by German born Andrea Zapp’s background in film and her travels as an internationally exhibiting media artist. Her distinct photography forms the continuum for AZ. designs with unaltered and most unusual photo-real imagery that is carefully mapped onto patterns, creating outstanding textures and accentuating garment shapes. Natural landscapes or cities, collectables and everyday finds are captured in transit, providing inspiration for original collection stories and design concepts. The creative thinking process is often stimulated by contemporary aesthetics attributed to architecture or modernist art and design.
Vibrant narratives on silk and quality fabrics are matched with block colour segments in a highly recognisable and very sophisticated look. Minimalist, linear and uncluttered garment styles form a screen and canvas for intricate visuals.
The AZ. design studio and team is based in Manchester, England, and samples in-house, with all collections and accessories then being manufactured at high-quality partners across the UK. The brand has already been retailing its current range ‘Captured around the World’ with Selfridges and in Asia, and has established a cult following in the art world. This year we have showcased at the Saatchi Gallery at Scoop/London Fashion Week and at Fashion Scout/Paris Fashion Week.
Often working site-specific in the design stories, AZ. has also developed a portfolio of exclusive limited editions that were commissioned by museums, galleries and other public partners in the UK.
Whitworth Gallery Scarf range: design "Trees"
Press and buyer enquiries: We are represented by Felicities PR in London Shoreditch, where you can view our collections in the showroom. Please get in touch with Alison Lowe via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in a design collaboration or an individual bespoke idea, do get in touch with us directly via email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
Andrea & AZ. team. x
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