German born, Greek ex stylist, now photographer & brand director Tassos Sofroniou started his successful career from a very early age, along with his academic studies in photography, history of fashion and Graphic Design.
After a successful career mainly as a fashion stylist in Greece, Tassos relocated to London in the late 90's. He worked for 3 years as a P.A to his icon and fairy godmother of contemporary style, British stylist Isabella Blow. After a decade of productive and important collaborations with photographers Richard Avedon and David La Chapelle among others and magazines such as The Face, Surface, Interview, British GQ, Sunday Times Style, Exit, Scene etc. In February 2010 the first ideas and sketches were drawn and soon after Conquistador Menswear was born.
Conquistador was launched in Athens in September 2010 during Vogue's Fashion's Night Out, at the historical hotel Grand Bretagne, with an installation mixing clothes, video, art and live original music composed on the spot, which received an encouraging and overwhelming response from press and buyers. Conquistador balances style and originality in equal measures. Mostly handmade and designed as luxurious as a man can be, the collections are shaping an exciting new brand that's mostly inspired by the independent free spirits of the contemporary urban travelers looking for directional apparel styles and leather jackets and accessories based in classic masculine sharp lines but totally reshaped and deconstructed with contemporary historical references and multifunctional styling options.
The predominant materials for Conquistador are fine cotton cut and treated like fine thick silk, natural leather and cotton poplin complete the details of each garment. Leather handmade limited edition satchel bags and accessories along with leather bombers, perfectos and trousers and leather surf shorts complete a total conquistador look.
The collections are always a blend of primitive and tech, history and avant-garde, tradition and innovation.
Conquistador echoes the modern citizen, the contemporary rebel and the bold adventurer who discards seasonal trends and lasts for a timeless, unique style. "Conquistador is as clear as water. A new urban uniform for the new urban hero" says the mastermind and designer of the label, Tassos Sofroniou.