Andreas was born in Athens, Greece in 1969. Starting with a brief training in fashion design, he went on to study academic and technical drawing and, in 1993, moved to Paris where he got his degree in Art and Theatre History – Universities of Paris X, Nanterre and Paris III, La Sorbonne Nouvelle.
He always found himself entranced by the theater, and in Paris, he had the opportunity to experience and enjoy it from within. After a successful internship at the Comédie Française National Théâtre, Andreas joined the team as textile supervisor in 1998.
The theatre and the opera became his life for the years that followed: as a collaborator and later, as associate costume designer, he contributed in various prestigious productions in France, (the
National Operas of Paris, Lyon, and Montpellier, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre du Chaillot, the Théâtre des Célestins) as well as other European countries, (the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden, the De Vlaamse Opera in Belgium, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Italy).
At the same time, he continued to explore the world of art and textile materials: he studied “art embroidery”, and started designing his first limited-edition embroidered jewellery, accessories, and bespoke embroidered pieces.
However, he remained on his career path in the theater, with a permanent position as a costume supervisor with the Bastille National Opera house in Paris until, in 2008, he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to embroidery and textile embellishment. As master craftsman alias Furor Brillante, he created bespoke one-of-a-kind embroidery designs for luxury ready-to-wear brands – Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, etc. These exceptional embellishment pieces that could stand on their own, and could only be categorized as art, were also part of his “sur mesure” luxury customization service.
In 2020, he made a comeback to fashion, designing the launch collection for a luxury apparel brand, Theana. The designs are inspired by the work of Greek sculptor, Mary Papakonstantinou.
He is currently working on his Master II in Art History – Fashion and Heritage at Sorbonne University, with a thesis on the History of French Couture House La Ferriere (1860s to early 1920s).
After 30 years in Paris, he currently splits his time between France and Greece.