Oscar Carvallo was born in Caracas, Venezuela. As a child, he was profoundly influenced by a photograph of his grandparents, signaling his inclination towards arts and design from a young age. He graduated as a lawyer in keeping with the family tradition, but ultimately felt drawn towards a different career path. He began to pursue his interests in fashion under the mentorship of renowned French “couturier” Guy Meliet, a disciple of Christian Dior. Mr. Meliet, who had established a couture house in Caracas, taught Carvallo about the techniques of dressmaking.