Born in Lyon in France, in a family of engineers, I have pursued my passion for art and design and entered the prestigious school École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. I have chosen fashion design as my major and medium to explore different fields and techniques of art.
Being fascinated by Japan since childhood, I completed my 4th year of study at Bunka Gakuen University, as part of the double master degree. Following my studies, I extended my stay in Japan to research deeper into the culture and create unique pieces directly inspired by my location.
My practice is plural and my research goes beyond fashion design. Much of my research goes through the exploration of various techniques, sometimes very disconnected from fashion in appearance, such as ceramics, metal, or bamboo basketry. Knowing and mastering these techniques then allow me to imagine them in a context appropriate to accessories and garment making. In my practice, mastering the technique is necessary for the creation of an object, where the material and its manipulation will be directly linked to the design. Therefore, I apply myself to transpose techniques, initially developed in the context of architecture, object design, pottery, into wearable pieces, at the intersection between accessories, clothing, and wearable art.
During my year of study in Japan, I directed my thesis research towards the art of basketry which, in Japan, is in expansion. My research focused on the positioning of 3 artisans (interviewed) which create a balanced relationship between technicality and artistic design. Following these meetings, I am currently learning the art of bamboo basketry, with Tanaka KYOKUSHO, one of Japan’s most recognized basketry artists. I also had the chance to collaborate with Takayuki SHIMIZU on a new concept of bamboo bag, in a partnership with Hermès Homme.
My thesis thus allowed me to better understand my practice of fashion design. I realized that I did not find my place in the European fashion system, where the roles of designer and craftsman are compartmentalized. However, it seems essential to me to combine these two skills in one practice in order to create honest and ethical objects. My work derives from what is available around me, in terms of material, techniques, local culture and folklore. As much as I care about the respect and recognition for makers/artists, I wish my work to be in harmony with nature as well. In my design process, using, and especially reusing, second hand local materials and natural resources of my location are primary.
Therefore, my designs are at the crossroads of accessories, garment, and art pieces, revealing a vision of fashion design as wearable art, in direct link with the natural environment I evolve in.
フランス、リヨンのエンジニア一家に生まれる。パリの国立高等装飾美術学校（École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs）在学。