Cyprus-born Vasilis Loizides is a New York-based fashion designer. After serving in the Cypriot military, he moved to New York to study Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. Since launching his eponymous brand in 2018, designer Vasilis Loizides has raised the bar for gender-fluid fashion with his fantastically considered garments. Loizides worked for Marc Jacobs and Nicola Formichetti while studying fashion design at Parsons, where he began developing his signature allegorical collections. His collections confront issues connected to gender performance, minority representation, and the human experience at large. Each collection celebrates the twisted, mysterious, and often surreal truth that exists between expectations and reality.
“Being a Greek Cypriot, I believe myths are very embedded in my knowledge and subconscious, it is one of the first things we learn growing up. His winning collection was inspired by Alfavitario—a book we were given as kids to learn how to read Greek.”