Born in Montreal to an Italian family, Antonio Azzuolo studied apparel design, specialising in men’s tailoring. After graduation, Azzuolo won first place in the menswear category at the prestigious Festival des Jeunes Stylistes de Hyères. For the next 10 years he cultivated his proficiency for design by working at Hermés, Kenzo and Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Moving to New York in 2000 he was appointed as design director for Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Ralph Lauren Black label in 2006, before launching his custom hand-tailored collection, a.a. antonio azzuolo, in 2008. Azzuolo lends focus to New York street style, yet incorporates the craft and luxury he learned in Europe.