Andrew Majtenyi

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Birthplace:
Toronto, Canada
Nationality:
Canada
Gender:
Male

Biography

Andrew Majtenyi is an award winning fashion designer with a strong creative instinct and edgy sense of style that set him apart from the conventional. Unlike most fashion designers who start with a sketch, Majtenyi gets his inspiration from the fabric. His vision for each piece manifests itself in his mind and is further influenced by whatever attracts his attention in that moment. The gamut runs from Hairsutism and Oxytocin to skydiving and police car chases, to name a few. He feeds this no-holds-barred, free-association creativity in many ways. From his frequent international trips and the latest art/fashion installations, all keep Majtenyi on the pulse of what’s to come in the world of fashion and trends. In addition to creating couture-inspired and upscale sportswear collections for the sexy and bold woman, Majtenyi also designs for the film and television industry. Over the past 15 years, he has worked on numerous productions, including The Sentinel starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland and Eva Longoria. Over the years he learned about filmmaking, a skill he now uses to write and direct the film shorts that open his fashion shows. Majtenyi is one of the few designers who have had the opportunity to tour internationally, being a Guest Designer to Dubai, Prague, and Zagreb Fashion Weeks. Awards for Majtenyi’s work include winning the Design Exchange Award for Fashion Design 2005, 2006 and 2007, choice recipient for the City of Toronto FILC “Most Promising New Designer,” in addition to being the Mecene Golden Needle Award Finalist in Los Angeles. Majtenyi studied various aspects of Fashion Design, Colour Theory and Image Management at Niagara, Sheridan and George Brown Colleges in addition to the prestigious London Central School of Fashion in London. He apprenticed under master tailor Vincenzo Cardone in late 19th and 20th century tailoring and then with Madame Sophie who taught him advanced draping techniques. In the mid- 90s, Majtenyi honed his couture skills while working with the National Ballet of Canada under Oscar nominated and Tony award winner, Santo Loquasto. These theatrical influences are seen in the cut, fit and finishing of his pieces. Majtenyi is also a trained image consultant. Volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Directors for Ballet Jörgen from 1998 to 2004. To distinguish his designs from the crowd, he often uses patterns and materials that you typically wouldn’t see fused together in order to create unique, edgy looks.
Also, the theatrical influences often associated with the label (he worked, before starting his label in Theatrical Costuming) are seen in the cut, fit and finishing of his pieces.

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