Garo Sparo Atelier specializes in corsetry, couture, ready-to-wear and made-to-order bridal for all genders and sizes. Garo’s first big break was in 1995 while attending UNC. He was given the chance to showcase his designs at Absolut Alternative Fashion Week and he has never looked back. Since then he has become a celebrated and established fashion house designing costumes and clothing for a wide variety of performers like Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Madonna and Amanda Lepore, and drag queens like Miz Cracker, Miss Fame, Aquaria, Scarlet Envy (to name a few) as well as various commercial and film clients requiring sculptural and special effects-based work. As a result of his innovative designs and extreme technical skill, Garo has become known for his conceptual fashion. His designs are all about duality. They move forward to explore a more independent future while simultaneously paying homage to the past, combining classical compositions such as 1950s glamour and Victorian silhouettes with contemporary styles. The cincher belt is one of Garo’s signatures and is a featured accessory in many of his looks. He believes that fashion gathers in crowds, travels when we do and lives most deeply when worn.
The art of fashion is revealed through construction, and his work is sewn with support and respect for the sovereignty of movement. He was recently a finalist on season 17 of Project Runway on Bravo where he showed his collection “Cosmic Mind”.