Born in Saint-Chamond, a small town in the Loire region, French designer Christophe Terzian admits to being obsessed with clothing from an early age. Enrolling ESMOD at the age of 17, he starts to create collections in Paris after graduation. Passionate about technique, color and embellishment, he now splits his time between Paris and Shanghai, where he shows his collections during Fashion Week.

Terzian’s inspiration comes from the subversive edge of Punk and the drama of Rock’n’Roll, fused with the soulful romanticism of hippie culture: “I’ve always loved rock performers and their statement style, from Bryan Ferry’s glam to Axl Rose’s grunge. I dress musicians and celebrities alike, as they tend to gravitate towards my pieces. My collections usually incorporate influences from the 1970s, seen through the eyes of the 1990s.”