[ S A R A  ·  B E V I L A C Q U A ]

Freelance Fashion Designer & Consultant
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Independent Fashion Studies Researcher
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Creative Director, Founder, Designer & Artisan & of Azar Studio

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Born from Italian and Argentinian parents, Sara grew up in between two cultures and two continents, with an early, insatiable curiosity towards the different ways beauty unfolds in the world.

Following a clear vocational call, Sara started studying fashion design at the age of 16, attending a technical design and pattern-making college in Italy.

She further developed her studies in Fashion Design and Fashion Studies at the University of Florence, in Italy, completing them as a guest student at the Universität der Künste and the Humboldt Universität in Berlin.

Besides defining her personality as a designer and learning the tools to convert beautiful ideas into beautiful realities, these years of study opened a new door, a door towards what lies behind the shimmering surface of fashion. Sociology and Psychology of Fashion, Cultural and Visual Anthropology and Post-Colonial Studies also became open fields of study, which have been kept alive through passionate research until today.

After 10 years working for multinational fashion companies as a Lingerie, Homewear, Casual and Accessories Designer, Sara decided to follow an independent path, in line with her personal beliefs and creative research. As a result, she launched Azar Studio in 2018 and has worked ever since as a Freelance Fashion Designer and Consultant for third-party fashion brands, suppliers and manufacturers.


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· 2020 - present ·
LCI · School of Higher Education in Design
· Associate Teacher 
· Barcelona, Spain

Fashion Sociology and History of Fashion Teacher of the Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design at LCI.


· 2018 - present ·
AZAR STUDIO · Founder, Designer & Artisan
· Barcelona, Spain
 
AZAR is a design studio producing hand-woven, artisanal leather accessories, and a multidisciplinary research platform at the same time. It grew from a personal desire to get involved, as a designer, within the process of making. Feeling the beauty of the complete process: the product conceived from its idea, its technical development, and its production.

︎ see website


· 2018 - present ·
FREELANCE · Fashion Designer & Consultant
· Barcelona, Spain 

Developing trends research, inspirational mood-boards, and complete collection designs for fashion brands, suppliers, and manufacturers. Working on specific client-oriented briefings, to provide accurately spotted trends and designs based on each client's commercial target and market.

︎ see trends reports
︎ see lingerie design portfolio
︎︎︎ see artworks



· 2018 - present ·
INDEPENDENT · Researcher and Content Creator
· Barcelona, Spain

Fields of research and writing: Fashion Sociology, Fashion Design, Fashion Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthopology, Post-Colonial Studies, Gender-Studies, Sustainability in Fashion.

︎ see articles


· 2012 - 2018 ·
WOMEN’SECRET  ·  Senior Lingerie & Loungewear Designer
· Barcelona, Spain 

In charge of limited edition collections and top lingerie lines of the brand, working independently for national and foreign markets, with specific needs, such as Mexico, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea.

︎ see lingerie design portfolio

· 2010 - 2012 ·
WOMEN’SECRET  ·  Senior Accessories Designer
· Barcelona, Spain

Strongly commercial-oriented trends research. Constant work-out of mood-boards and sketching, within a three-person team. Sampling development through Asian suppliers. Periodical travels to Asia for production follow-up and negotiation. Worked closely with the buying team. Regular travels for trends search and inspiration.


· 2009 - 2010 ·
WOMEN’SECRET  ·  Junior Lingerie & Homewear Designer
· Barcelona, Spain

Strongly commercial-oriented trends research. Constant work-out of mood boards and sketching, within a four-person team. Sampling development in-house. Periodical travels to Asia for production follow-up and negotiation. Worked closely with the buying team. Regular travels for trends search and inspiration.


· 2009 ·
JOSE CASTRO ESTUDIO  ·  Womenswear Fashion Designer Assistant
· Barcelona, Spain

Assisted the designer during the creation of his fw/09 collection “Redrum”, showcased at Cibeles, during Madrid Fashion Week. Supervised a design team of ten people during collection workmanship and fashion show making of and backstage. Worked on freelance projects for several third-party brands.


· 2004 - 2008 ·
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE  ·  Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Studies
· Florence, Italy

Final Degree’s Thesis in the field of Fashion Sociology, and Cultural Anthropology, centred on communication through body and fashion, published by the University of Florence under the title Comunicare a pelle (“Skin-deep communication”).
Honour-awarded cum Laude.

︎ see thesis
 
· 2006 - 2007 ·
THEATHER IM PALAIS  ·  Costume Design Assistant
· Berlin, Germany

Concept, set and costume design under the direct supervision of the theatre company’s Head of Costume Design. Research of fabrics and materials. Production of costumes and set.

· 2006 - 2007 ·
HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN ·  Guest Student
 · Berlin, Germany

Fields of research: Contemporary Art, Cultural & Visual Anthropology, Post-Colonial Studies, Fashion Studies

· 2006 - 2007 ·
UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE / UdK BERLIN ·  Guest Student
· Berlin, Germany

Fields of research: Fashion Design, Fashon Illustration, Fashion Project Development

· 2001 - 2003· 
IPSIA O. RICCI  ·  Technical College of Fashion and Accessories Design & Patternmaking
· Fermo, Italy

Technical Degree in Fashion and Accessories Design and Patternmaking