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Spero Villioti

Spero Villioti was trained in England at the London College of Fashion. At the end of his 5 year course he graduated with full distinctions. He was immediately employed by the London based fashion house, Frank Usher, where he first worked as a full time junior designer and then senior designer. He then started Spero Villioti Couture here in South Africa but continued as a senior designer for Frank Usher on a freelance basis, designing 5 international collections a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Cruise Line. Spero Villioti has been running his own successful fashion business in South Africa for the past 25 years and has reached the top of his field, designing for South Africa’s elite and winning many prestigious international and local awards.
Spero believes that all women are inherently beautiful and sees his role as a designer to emphasise their unique and special beauty. He believes that they all have the power to seduce and designs to enhance this quality but without ever being vulgar. His designs make his clients feel younger and zappier. He draws inspiration from living life and seeing the attractiveness of the women around him.
This inspiration has lead to many elegant, stylish and glamorous creations which have been recognised in many ways during his career. He has been awarded the South African J&B Rare Designers Award, the London Frank Usher Award, the Most Successful Art Student Award at the London School of Fashion and the Textilia Young Designer Award in Greece.
Most of all though, Spero believes that his work must be recognised through the appreciation of the women who wear his creations. After so many years at the top of his profession, Spero looked for a way to give back to the industry from which he had so liberally received. He saw the opportunity to train up new talent in South Africa by starting a design school where he could offer students an opportunity to learn the craft of couture which he felt was lacking in South Africa. The Academy is Provisionally registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy�s program is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy�s program is registered in the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework The Academy is accredited through the internationally renowned City and Guilds of London



Phone: 27 11 325 6088

Address: 3rd Floor, South Wing, Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Corner William Nicol Drive & Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Country: South Africa