Conquistador

...satisfy the masses but dare to be different

German born, Athens based, Greek stylist, photographer, creative director and part time creative consultant, Tassos Sofroniou started his successful career from the age of 14, along with his academic studies with a diploma in Graphic Design and History of Fashion. After a successful career mainly as a fashion stylist, Tassos relocated to London in 1995. He worked for 3 years as a P.A to his icon and godmother of contemporary style, British stylist Isabella Blow. After a four year preparation period in February 2010 the first ideas and sketches were drawn and soon after Conquistador Menswear label was born. Conquistador was launched in Athens in September 2010 during Vogue's Fashion's Night Out. Conquistador Menswear targets the man who can balance style and originality in equal measures. The core business of the brand is the tops. Inspired by the all American college hoodie they are totally reconstructed with contemporary references and new proportions with multifunctional styling possibilities Recently, ArteSanal Conquistador was also introduced as a made to measure only service, bringing handmade leather jackets and trousers in limited editions or special designs, to cater for individual customers needs, or store requests for such kind. Conquistador is a menswear deluxe label, for the modern citizen, the contemporary rebel and the bold adventurer who discards seasonal trends. An urban hero who is confident and demands attention dressed in timeless, unique style.

Nothing inspire's me like…
The smell of human flesh, the interesting individual style, a perfect contemporary dance performance, a trip to the deep forests of Brazil.

I hope…
That we will realise soon that nothing lasts forever and that’s a good thing.

Cultural influences…
I love reading, touching, and listening to cultural and historical references either from my Greek Heritage or from ancient African and tribal civilisations.

I got where I am...
Because I’m never ever satisfied with anything I do. I want to live multiple lives, be an explorer, a creator and a human being.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be made to satisfy the masses but then we’ve got to remember that fashion was started by the chosen few who dared to be different. If we loose that, we will lose fashion for ever.

I sense…
We are going through hard conservative times equal to the dark ages of the 13th century but with more destruction to sustain the pain.

Money makes…
Life more comfortable or a very interesting print in leather.

Did you know…
Soon enough we will stay young from our own cosmetic therapy made exclusively from our own blood?

Love now because…
I finally manage to think and feel my other half like we are Siamese.

Creativity comes from…
Every blood cell of your body, every pore of your skin as it’s the oxygen for the brain and the heartbeat of your soul.

I once thought…
What else could I be and I still haven’t found the answer.

My dreams are…
Enough for every day so I can make them really happen.

I'm a perfectionist…
To the point where I suffer physically if I don’t make things as originally planned, right down to the final detail. Everything must be completed in time and on deadline.

My goal…
Is to travel the world as much as I can before we all get unified.

I get bored easily...
When I don’t have visual, emotional and erotic stimulation