Who is Patrice Catanzaro?
Patrice Catanzaro is a french BDSM and fetish clothing designer. His work meshes haute couture and familiar fabrics and designs of BDSM fashion.
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The designer’s inspiration came from his love of European nightlife, inspired by the techno and fetish clubs of the day, as well as the female form. His creations have been described as libertine, timelessly sexy, and chic. Many of his designs are mixed fabric including latex, mesh, wet look vinyl and synthetics, crepe, and lace. His affinity for fetish and ties to the BDSM culture have continued to influence Patrice’s designs since the brand’s inception. A focus on wearability, comfort, and a desire to create provocative collections that include pieces for men, women, and accessories for all.
Patrice Catanzaro’s commitment to quality has lead all production to be kept in house, in France. His adult daughter, inspired by her father’s design career has opened her own label, Impudique by Catanzaro, as an imprint in recent years. Clearly inspired by her father’s long and illustrious career, she is designing pieces that are imminently more fashionable and approachable. House Catanzaro designs can be found in many top boutiques and retailers around the world. Current collections can be viewed on their official House Catanzaro website. [https://maisoncatanzaro.com/] His works can also be seen in the TV Shows “Mindfuck” and “Moondaze TV” which covers the Montreal Fetish Weekend in which he and his designs appear.
He has kept his personal life notoriously private over the years. He has given few major interviews and prefers to talk about his work rather than his personal life. He began his career as a costume designer for the theater. At the same time he began making clothing for models out of leather, fur, and other materials as ready to wear collections.
After fourteen years of this kind of work, he decided to devote himself entirely to his greatest fetish, women. He began designing clothing and lingerie and launched his brand during the 1994 Paris Fashion Week. For more than 25 years Maison Catanzaro has continued to evolve and create evocative and provocative women’s clothing for the mainstream and BDSM market.