Anne-Sophie Cochevelou is a East-London based French fashion, costume and jewellery designer and performance maker. Graduated from a MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins her work attempts to explore the concept of wearable art and performative aspect of costume through social interaction and upcycled material. She has created costume-based performances in clubs, galleries and art places like the Barbican or the Battersea Art centre and created a Lego dress for the London fashion week in 2013. She has also designed bespoke costumes for theatre and private parties and has collaborated with many magazines for editorials. Anne-Sophie Cochevelou is currently represented by the Gallery Isabelle Gounod in Paris.
Her playful style is about bright colours, mismatch prints, shiny materials and over the top dresses. She tries to build clothes with materials which are not fabric, crossing boundaries and experimenting with cosutume.
Cochevelou thrives off charity and flee market shopping, seeing the creative potential of everyday objects. She has always created costume out of nothing, finding things on the street or in trash cans.The brand gives a second life to old objects and diverts them from their original function. Half of her time is spent obsessively trawling for junk, and the other half, obsessively putting it all together. In her creations, there is a constant use of toys, a reminder of childhood, a universal quality that everyone shares, playing on the feeling of nostalgia and remembrance and the "Uncanny".
With her creations she would like to foster peoples’ creativity and make them proud of themselves in feeling unique, original and different.
Anne-Sophie Cochevelou is a finalist in our Showreel design compeition and will be showcasing her Beauty from Waste design at the Showreel performance which is part of the Zeitgeist show on Friday 16th October. Anne-Sophie has a chance of winning a £1000 award sponsored by Veolia Environmental.