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MUSTAFA BOGA

Could you please describe yourself in a few words ? I am Mustafa Boga. I am based in the UK and Turkey. I completed my masters degree in 2016 from Central Saint Martins in London after studying for an MA in Fine Art. I also obtained another masters degree from Greenwich University in London after studying an MA in Cinematography and Post Production. Before that, I achieved a bachelors degree from Istanbul University after studying at the Faculty of Communication and Journalism. You just spent few months in Lisbon for a residency, what do you think about this city ?…

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ANTOINE CARBONNE

• Could you please present yourself in a few words ? I'm Antoine Carbonne, Igrew up as a teenager in the Parisian suburbs. After having spent a childhood traveling with my parents in Senegal and Scotland. The memories of these travels - despite being a blur - made me feel out of place. From an early age, I started to create imaginary worlds, sometimes close to mythomania. I arrived at the preparatory school of visual arts  with the intention to latter attend Les Gobelins to study animation drawing. Instead, I found an outlet in drawing and painting. Later I tried…

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MISS LED

Could you please present yourself in a few words ? My name is Joanna Henly, known to many as Miss Led which has been my moniker for the last twelve years. I’m a multi-disciplinary visual artist working in Fine Art, Illustration, Creative direction and now run Miss Led, a creative studio based in London and Lisbon.  I work globally for some of the biggest brands on the planet but also strive to achieve the wonderful and organic exchange that comes from smaller art projects and collaboration.  What did you bring you to the illustration and graffiti field ? I guess it’s more what illustration and graffiti has…

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FACE TO FACE PARIS

Could you present yourself in a few words ? My name is Marianna Szeib, now Szeib-Simon. I grew up in Poland until I was 21 years old and I went on to join the international ESCP course through which I lived in London, Madrid and Paris. It's France that became my adoption country because it's in Paris that I discovered my passion for creativity by working in marketing development perfumes at L'Oréal and then at Dior. However, large groups did not attract me in the long run. Being the daughter of an entrepreneur father, I inherited his fiber and the…

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SEDIMENTO

Could you please present yourself in a few words ?I am Maud Téphany, one of the founders of the Sedimento ceramic workshop. I am French and my business partner is Ursula Duarte. She is Portuguese. I studied plastic arts before  to teach it in college.One day I decided to change my professional life and to follow a multimedia training in web design. I got my diploma and I left for Lisbon to take care of the artistic direction and the website of the French Institute in Portugal. I had been to this city several times before. I chose to settle…

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ROMAIN JEANTET

Could you please present yourself in a few words ?I am Romain Jeantet, a french independent designer living in Lisbon for 3 years. I'm specialized in customized furnitures and also in the creation of original spaces for bars, restaurants etc. around the world. How this interest for design was borned and why did you choose wood more than another material ?The housing is a private space, a one that we open sometimes to people. I love the equivocal relation that the human can have with an object. That one can be a symbol, an artwork or a tool...The wood is a…

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Divine Southgate-Smith

Could you please present yourself in a few words ?My name is Divine Southgate Smith,I'm a British Artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation. Having recently graduated from Central St Martins, London. I am now based in Lisbon, Portugal.    Do you remember the day you chose to become an artist and express yourself on this way ?Quite vividly actually, I was in a detention for not having done my Art homework. At the age of 15 English literature was my passion, so most of my time was spent doing that. I was sketching as quickly as I could, so I could get…

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Hugo Cantegrel

Could you please present yourself in a few words ? I am Hugo Cantegrel, I was born in Paris in 1991. I studied fine arts at Central Saint Martins School in London. I am a visual artist and I moved to Lisbon in 2015. Do you remember the day you chose to become artist ? My great-grandfather was sculptor and my grandfather a painter. In my childhood, I used to sit for hours in his studio while he was painting. Between my 12 and 14 years old, it became obvious that I would follow also that path. I started to…

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Inês Zenha

Could you present yourself in a few words ? I am Inês Zenha, I could describe myself as a very energetic person and committed to my work. I have big aspirations for life and really try to put everything I am in whatever I do. My professional background includes exhibitions, artist residency, artist prizes and commissions for brands. Do you remember the day you chose to become an artist and express yourself on this way ? I have always to be an artist. I have practiced extensive hours day after day to acquire the skills I have today. But there is a big…

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ISTO

Could you please present yourselves in a few word ?ISTO. was founded by three men (Pedro Palha, Pedro Gaspar and Vasco Mendonça) who, maybe like yourself, enjoy dressing well but have grown weary of the fashion establishment.We may come from different backgrounds (Business, Creative Design and Marketing & Communication) but when it comes to clothing, we enjoy all types of brands, sizes, shapes and colors.Most important of all, we want a better world to live in. Where does this interest for fashion come from ?Well, we do not enjoy the growing disparity between quality and price. We’re also tired of how seasonality…

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Oh Seven Days

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Megan Mummery, I am 31 years old and I am the founder and designer of the womenswear label Oh Seven Days. I was born in Canada in 1987 and moved to Australia at the age of 9. After completing a marketing degree in Australian I packed up and moved to London UK where I started my love affair with design and textiles. I enrolled in pattern design at London College of Fashion and started working for various designers to gain as much experience as possible. In 2014 I moved to Istanbul…

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PARIA STUDIO

Could you please present yourself in a few words ? I am Morgan Lévy, the Paria Studio designer.  Graduated from the Central Saint Martins School in London, I worked for international famous fashion brands like Alexander Wang or Balenciaga. In 2016, my obsession with detail, beautiful materials, and the need to register my creation in a respectful and responsible industry led me to create Paria Studio. My projects and collections are developed in my hometown : Paris. Where does this interest for fashion come from ? I grew up between my grandmother's wads of cloth, my father's rolls of film,…

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FOCO Gallery x Clara Imbert

Can you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Clara Imbert, I am a French artist. I currently live in Lisbon where I moved to right after finishing my studies in fine arts at Central Saint Martins in 2017, in London. Visual artist but also photographer, what is your relation to art? My artistic process actually started with photography from a very young age. Now, photography has remained a key element in my works becoming the starting point of my creative process. In my opinion, photography is often and wrongly left aside from visual arts for being a documentary medium.…

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OCTAEVO

Could you please describe yourself  ? I am Marcel Baer, a Swiss graphic designer and art director living in Barcelona. I studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art Graphic Design in London and started to work soon after for various design agencies in London and New York. A few years ago the idea started to grow in my head of travelling the Mediterranean in search for stories and transforming them into beautifully crafted goods. Besides that I still work as an art director for a few selected clients from the fields of fashion, art and hotel industry. Where does…

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TIAGO HACKE

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Hacke, Tiago Hacke, I was born in Germany in 1985 (33 y.o.) grew up in Portugal. At 14 years old I got interested in graffiti which quickly became an obsession to me, and this got me involved in painting canvases too. When I was 17, I moved to Luxembourg were I learned a bit of classical drawing, at 19 I proceeded to study Fine Art painting BA degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, in England. Once my degree accomplished, in 2008 I decided to move to France, to keep studying at ENSBA…

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ZYNE

Could you introduce yourself in  a few words ?  We are Zineb Britel and Pauline Pujol. Born in the 90's, we launched our brand ZYNE in 2016 to bring a touch of modernity to the babouche. After studying Fashion Design at ESMOD Paris and gaining experience by working at two of the most prestigious French couture houses, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel, Zineb discovered her true passion and talent was in shoe design. She furthered her expertise in this discipline at Central Saint Martins in London and Moda Pelle in Italy. It was during this time that she was inspired…

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PANAM PANAMA

Could you please present yourself ?  I am Léa Baert, a 29 years old designer, founder of the Panam Panama project. After my studies at the ESAA Duperré where I obtained a BTS textile-materials and surfaces, then a DSAA fashion and environment, I did an internship at Maison Martin Margiela to the accessory. As a result of this experience I set up as independent and founded with five other creatives the collaborative workshop FONTA FONTA in 2013. After working for 4 years as a set designer for the publishing house Petite Friture, I set up the project Panam Panama in…

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HENRIETTE H JANSEN

Could you please present yourself into a few words ? I'm Henriette Jansen, I started as an artist-painter (for 10 years) after attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco where I took courses in graphic design, drawing and painting. At one point I needed to take a little distance from painting and so I followed ceramic classes for a year. I immediately started doing what I do 'hopefully better' today. Going through a collection of very colorful and organic table art. I have participated in the Salon Maison&Objet nine times, but I do not consider myself as a commercial.…

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FLANEURZ

Could you introduce yourself in a few words ?  I’m Florian Gravier, I’m 36 and I’m Flaneurz co-founder, at the origin of the project. I travelled across more than 45 countries, on my roller-skates. I observed urban tribes, their culture, their look, the way they move… For leaving, I worked as an entertainer, a barman, a production coordinator, a cook, a maître d’hôtel… I knew I had to start my own business. It came both from my passion for roller-skating and from an idea that every person that ever fixed sneakers on rollers might have had : giving its utility…

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SIDE PROJECT

Could you present yourself ?  I am Antoinette Chalumeau, the SIDE PROJECT's founder. Born in New York in the 90's, I am left-handed and I have a twin brother. I grew up in Paris where I studied fashion before to go back across the Atlantic to work as textile designer within different brands as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. I recently came back in Paris, I founded SIDE PROJECT a year ago. Where does this interest for fashion come from ? I've always been fascinated by the fact that you get the power to choose who you want to be…

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CLAIRE NICOLET

Could you introduce yourself in a few words ? My name is Claire Nicolet. I’m 27 and I live in Paris. I graduated from les Beaux-Arts in Paris, in Jean Michel Alberola’s workshop in 2015. Previously I studied graphic design and engraving with Françoise Petrovich in Ecole Estienne. I participated in several group exhibitions and spent two months in London last summer in artist residency. I'm obsessive and contemplative Where does this interest for engraving comes from ? My interest in engraving, at first, was purely formal: the line, frame, black and white. By practicing, I was fascinated by all…

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KEALAN LAMBERT

Could you introduce yourself in a few words ? My name is Kealan Lambert, I’m 29 and I’m French-Irish. I gratuated from Paris Beaux Arts in 2012. Since then I had to juggle between organising art shows in Paris’ art centers and my own creative work in my studio. I had to find the perfect balance not to lose my creative energy. I participated to various group shows, particularly at Galerie Maubert (Paris 3rd) in July of 2014. Where does this interest for Modern art comes from ? Modern art always seduced me, as my granfather has painted and written a lot…

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WISE WILD

Could-you introduce yourself in a few words ? I am Manon Delaune. Passionate by fashion, photography and merchandising, I graduated as a fashion designer at Atelier Chardon Savard, in Paris. Interested by arts and crafts and its various knowledges, I learnt more about textile design during several internships in silkscreen printing and graphic design for many small creators. As I’m curious and multifaceted, my professional experience goes from the clothe’s conception to its making (freelance dress designer), including its commercialization through image (photo shoot operator for Le Bon Marché, photo stylist for &OtherMagazine and visual merchandising for Kenzo, Balenciaga, &OtherStories).…

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DESSÙ

• Can you introduce yourself in a few words ? We are Alexa and Lisa (generation ’87), Dessù’s co-founders. We met five years ago at NellyRodi, an international trend scouting agency based in Paris. I (Alexa) was a project manager in the DIGITAL INSIGHT division, charged among other things of NellyRodiLab platform’s content managing (cross-trends vision), while Lisa was a Fashion and Lifestyle project manager. Her most important mission was to guide clients in their branding and offer strategies. We had a sincere crush for each other, our complementary visions and our different paths - Lisa graduated from Science Po Bordeaux with a master in Marketing and Communication…

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SUPRÊME BON TON

• Could you introduce yourself in a few words ? My name is Ella Perdereau, I created Suprême Bon Ton in 2013. I studied styling and design. For my lookbooks, I work a lot with the photographer Florent Tanet. I have lots of references but some are recurrent. I’m very inspired by Poliakof’s colors and compositions, but also American abstract expressionists. Ina Jang or Viviane Sassen’s photos… Bauhaus drawings, are in my references too. Tati’s films, that I particularly appreciate for their singularity and their ironic, very futuristic vision. And the moments of life that appear in Barbara Constantine’s novels are escorting my trips. • Where does…

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MICUSH

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Michal Marko,  i'm 39 years old from Israel. Married and a proud mother of 2 daughters. I’m a self taught illustrator and a graphic designer. Owner of the brand Micush, where I produce various lifestyle products decorated by my original illustrations and designs. Where did you get this interest for design ? Making illustrations has always been a main attraction for me, even as a little girl. Eventually, as I grew up, I decided to study graphic design, but soon enough I re-discovered my love for illustrating and started to make…

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C

Could you present yourself in a few words ? Hannah : We are Hannah and Heidi. We launched our leather goods brand, C, in late 2015 but it has really been existing for two weeks. Everything is handcrafted by us, in Paris. We met at 15, when we were teenagers. At the time we used to talk using signing because no one of us talked the other’s language, german or french. We met ten years later by chance in a leather fair, and our common passion got us together, Heidi was talking a better french, what made things easier. Heidi : I am originally graphic designer and costume…

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PAUL GISÈLE

Could you please present yourself in few words ?  My name is Celina, 26 years old. I am the PAUL GISÈLE's founder. I was born in Picardie near Chantilly where I've spent all my childhood and my youth. I've been to Paris to study fashion and I decided to stay. I am fashion stylist for 5 years for different brands and parisian agencies. I also work as graphic designer and illustrator sometimes. I am a workaholic and a passionate person. I like to collect old pictures, beautiful brands, swimming suits and vintage underwear. I work alone on PAUL GISÈLE but…

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PINCH & PUNCH

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Jasmine Kroeze and I am 29 years young. I am the director and designer for Pinch & Punch. After school I studied Fashion Design, then worked in the design room for Pumpkin Patch for 4 years. My husband and I then decided to travel through Asia and Europe, settling in Amsterdam for a year. I interned for a Dutch designer for a few months and also worked in a retail store. This experience really solidified my aspirations to launch my own brand. After travelling through Africa and India, I returned home…

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CATHERINE GRASSER

Could you please introduce yourself ? I am a Belgium designer, fond of arts, in a broad sense. Sculpture, paintings, but also cinema, music, photography…They all are, to my opinion, a form of language, a media. I like that idea, art enables us to unveil the most intimate thing, in a direct way, or not. My career is rich of diverse experiences. Artistic studies, painting and then art objects’ restoration, especially ceramics and glass. A short experience in a luxury prêt-à- porter shop, which confirms my taste for materials. I taught fine arts, and led workshops for children and adults. In parallel, I developed…

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LOU MATHERON

Could you please present yourself  ? My name is Lou Matheron, I am 21 ! I describe myself as easy going, uncomplicated, open-minded and curious! Concerning my studies, I went in for cultural mediation with a major in photography before entering the Gobelins to study photography this year. But my experience cannot be summarized to my schooling because I also learned thanks to collaborations, jobs that I took on at the same time as my studies. For instance, in 2013, I met two photographers who "launched" me, taking me under their wing. Where did you get this interest for art and photography ? Mainly from my…

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NOMESS COPENHAGEN

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Suzanne Potts and I am the founder and creative director of Nomess Copenhagen. I have a MA in Business,language and Culture, and I have always been doing startup jobs. My first job was doing PR and marketing for The Danish Center for Architecture. Then I started up a subsidiary for a Danish shop decoration company in Paris, and last I did communication and marketing for The Danish Foreign Ministry. These jobs gave me knowledge and skills, witch I could use as aself-employed. I started Nomess Copenhagen 9 years ago and my husband Henrik joined 6 years ago. We…

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AIRBORNE

Could you please present yourselves ? I am Christine Pfeiffer, co-director of AIRBORNE with Patricia Lejeune. We met when we were 17, while we were studying communication in Paris. We spent good times together and then we lost sight of each other. Patricia stayed in Paris and I moved to the provinces. Twenty years after that, we found each other on Facebook. We met up again in the Landes for my 40th birthday party. In 2010, Airborne was in liquidation. I had worked for the Parisian holding for 4 years. I said to myself that we should not let the brand collapse. Patricia wanted to leave…

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TOMORROWS WITH HEART

Could you please present yourself ? Talia : We are Talia and Eugénia, we have 29 years old. We founded Tomorrows with heart. We have been friends for 12 years.  I am franco-libano-colombian, I studied at ECV, a Parisian school of visual communication. I learned with several artistic directors and stylists from the fashion and lux industry. Eugénia, is a born Parisian, she graduated from EBS Paris, a well-known business school. She then worked in media, and for humanitarian organizations. Two years ago, we went to India together, and we decided to create the first 100% ethical brand: Tomorrows with heart. We create objects which are…

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ISABEL ENGLEBERT

Could you please present yourself ? I am Isabel Englebert, jewellery designer. I was born in Argentina, and I started my relationship with fashion when I worked as a model 15 years ago. After studying Economics and Communications Sciences I moved to the corporate world, where I developed my career in the Communications market. I then seized the opportunity of traveling around the world through my job, to learn, investigate and experience fashion in different places. A couple of years ago,I decided to focus on fashion and after studying Fashion Design in Central Saint Martins and after a number of courses in jewellery manufacturing with well-known…

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ROCK THE KILIM

Could you please present yourself ? Nadia, the founder of ROCK THE KILIM, I worked in fashion and  I am design lover ( close linked ) who has a special and strong story with Marocco since her childhood.  Where did you get this interest for rugs ? My Berber grandmother who weaved rugs. What is the  ROCK THE KILIM keyword for you ? Not a keyword but a play on words to change of the traditional way of "kilim" which means "weaved rug". What are your inspirations ? Travels, colors, my grandmother and Berber traditions. What is your favourite modele of…

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MARMIER

Could you describe yourself in few words? JC: My name’s Jessica Chabot, I am MARMIER’s brand director and art director. I studied design, visual display, communication and marketing. I developed a passion for the combination of strong images and evocative words, particularly in fashion. I’m a fan of minimalistic visuals, avant-gardist magazines and creative spheres. If I had to go back to school, I’d probably study industrial design… MEE: My name’s Marie-Eve Emond, I am creative director / designer at MARMIER and Betina Lou. I studied management and fashion design in college and university. I created costumes as a teenager…

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FEST AMSTERDAM

Could you please present yourself  ? I am Femke Furnee and founder of FEST AMSTERDAM. We are an affordable design brand with a collection furnitures and home decoration items. Our team is young and creative and we work from our shop in the city center of Amsterdam. Where did you get this interest for design ? This comes naturally to me! I have always been interested in beautiful things. As a child I was constantly collecting things I liked and really treasured all my new possessions. I studied art history to get a better understanding of art and architecture in…

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SAPHIR EAST

Could you please present yourself ? I am Hirono, designer and founder of SAPHIR EAST. I started working as a freelance designer fifteen years ago. Then I gradually created avant-garde custom orders. I then started my very own brand SAPHIR EAST ten years ago. Since my designs were very much ahead of their time, I got published in magazines and advertisements. So much that I got invited as a designer for overseas fashion week shows. Among my creations stands a piece I designed for Lady Gaga. Where did you get this interest for fashion ? Since I was a kid, I learned painting and was…

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Ferm LIVING

Could you present yourself ? My name is Trine Andersen, founder and designer of Ferm LIVING. I am 37 years old living in Copenhagen with my husband Martin and our two kids, August (7) and Saga (1). Ferm LIVING is rooted in Denmark, where I founded a graphic design studio in 2005. The name ”ferm” was actually inspired by my grandmother. When she said that someone was “ferm på fingrene” – i.e. skilled with their hands, literally “good with their fingers” – it was high praise indeed. I like to think that she would approve of the Ferm LIVING range; it…

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POLDER II // La nouvelle exposition GLASSBOX

Could you present yourself ? I'm Hélène Garcia, I am 28. I was born in Paris and I grew up there. In 2012, I graduated in Fine Arts in Paris; in parallel with my visual arts activity, I set up several projects as curator, and I’ve been working for the Glassbox artspace for a year. What is the Glassbox ? Glassbox was founded in 1997 by former students of Fine Arts. It is in a manner of speaking the first artist-run French artspace still in business. I’m one of three (with Clémence Agnez and Adrienne Louves) working there full-time, assisted…

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POLDER II // La nouvelle exposition GLASSBOX

Could you present yourself ? Laura O'Rorke, 27, I'm a visual artist and performer. I came through a Fine Arts course in Nantes in 2010 and in Cergy in 2013, and I am currently working in a workshop in Saint-Ouen called the Wonder. I build up a work based around performance with a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. I am interested in the relationship between art and the sacred, ritual, tribal society and futurism. I just returned from a residency called Kyta in the Himalayas where I took part in making a film with 10 French and Indian artists. Where did…

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HOON

Could you present yourself ? My name’s Thibault Dollet, I’m a 30 year-old parisian. I’d describe myself as a curious, creative and practical person. Until now, I worked as a freelancer for Lee Cooper, JC de Castelbajac, Ora Ito, Iceberg, Carven, Pigalle and HOON of course. These various works induced a necessity to turn to people in order to immerse myself into the projects, but also to be perfectly autonomous to be quickly effective. It made me develop a strong initiative spirit, and a prolific pugnacity. I like to understand the spheres I meet, from the genealogy of an inspiration to the creative and technical…

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PYRAMYD EYEWEAR

• Could you briefly introduce yourself ? I'm Justin Fabian, designer and founder of the PYRAMYD EYEWEAR creative business. I live in Paris, but I am from Haute-Savoie originally. I graduated with a Master’s in communication. I'm the kind of person who has a thousand ideas a minute and I like to improve myself as fast and as far as possible. As for designing and sketching glasses, I taught myself how to do that, and then I got together with a very talented craftsman and very good raw material suppliers. • Where does this interest in fashion and sunglasses come from ? I have always been…

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KRISTINA DAM STUDIO

Could you please present yourself ? My name is Kristina Dam, I’m 33 years old (born 1981), I live in Copenhagen with my husband Ketil (musician) and 2 children Vera 5 years and Nord 9 months. I founded Kristina Dam Studio in 2012, and it all started up with my illustrations of architectural houses and now Kristina Dam Studio is both furnitures, accessories and art pieces. I’m originally educated graphic designer, 2007, from the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture and design. I worked 5 years as a graphic designer before I created Kristina Dam Studio. Last year I got a…

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AZUL ANDREA

Could you please introduce yourself ? My name is Azul Andrea and I’m 27. I’m part Dutch, part Argentinian and part French. I first studied geography at Paris 8 University before getting quite determined to turn myself to art. After two years in the Ateliers Beaux-Arts organized by the city of Paris (La Glacière), I moved to the school La Cambre in Belgium to study ceramic. Then I went back to Paris in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, first in Vincent Barré’s studio and then in Ann Veronica Janssens’. With this five years of studies I realized that my…

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ATELIER BARTAVELLE

Can you introduce yourself briefly ? Caroline Perdrix: I take care of the creation and production of our brand of ready-to-wear clothes at ATELIER BARTAVELLE. I studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne school and at the Decorative Arts of Paris school. After that came various experiences in several fashion houses (Louis Vuitton, David Koma and Saloni). Then, in 2013, when I was a winner in the Off Festival of Marseille Provence European Capital of Culture, I met Alexia ... Alexia Tronel: I am the brand manager. I’ve had a more unusual career: after studying economics and political…

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HARTÔ ÉDITIONS

Can you introduce yourself briefly ? I am Amandine Merle,  a city dweller. I’ve lived in Paris for 6 years, the city where I first put down my suitcase when I started working as a consultant in a strategy consulting firm. This was my first work experience, and it aroused even more strongly the desire which had been sleeping inside me for a long time: to develop something by myself and be an entrepreneur. I have always tried to put myself in a risk zone, outside the comfort zone : I think it is a trait that maybe defines me, and…

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DARRIS

Could you introduce yourself in a few words ?  My name is Pauline Avinio Darris, I am the founder of DARRIS,  I'm 26 years old, and it's been 6 years since I moved to Paris. I came to Paris to study at the ESMOD school where I graduated top of my class in 2012 and was the winner of the shoe design contest for Maison Delage. Where does your interest in fashion come from ? I was born with a strong interest in fashion. From an early age I drew style sketches with matching bags and shoes. I spent my Wednesday…

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VIOLAINE CARRÈRE

Could you introduce yourself in a few words ?  I am Violaine Carrère, a young 25 year-old bipolar photographer (laughs). I work in phases, first in extreme colors and then I get a powerful urge for white and monochrome. I am passionate about paper and I drop everything for plastic ! By turns I’m deep down into painting, graphics, photography, design... I try to make it all hang together so as not to lose my head! Regarding my career, I went to the ECV, a visual communication school, then to the Gobelins to study photography. Today I work in my…

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RA+RE

Could you introduce yourself  in a few words ? RA+RE is a project that has always been close to my heart as it combines the two sectors that inspire me the most: music and fashion. I was looking for the right girl buddies to start it with. It was in New York that I first met Jessie and Claire, with whom and thanks to whom I was able to carry out this great project. Claire Abitbol, French, 30, who studied at the EBS, is our PR, she is lively and spontaneous, she's our social girl. She works on RA+RE Records…

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CÔME Éditions

Can you introduce yourself in a few words? Clémence Dru: I am the creator of the ready-to-wear brand CÔME. I have a master's degree in marketing from ESMOD Paris. After doing that, I decided to go and study in Florence at Polymoda. It was a real opportunity for me, it allowed me to open my mind and approach fashion in a different way. Together with Matthieu I launched CÔME in October 2014. We've come quite a long way since then, and I did not expect that it would all happen so fast. Matthieu Dru: I manage the marketing and communication…

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MARINE DEBENEY

Can you introduce yourself in a few words? To keep it short ... Marine Debeney, artistic director. Responsible for the visual, artistic and aesthetic side of films, products, brands, and events ... For 30 years I've been trying to tame the Sagittarius in me. I'm a Savoyarde from my first breath and movement, my heart and stomach are Lyonnaise, and I've been a Parisian in mind and body for eight years now. After a course in artistic direction at Sup de Pub in Paris, I went freelance. This allowed me to enroll at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts in Paris,…

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CHLOÉ BONNARD

Can you introduce yourself in a few words? Chloé Bonnard. Soon to be 32 years and I've still got all my own teeth! Swiss by origin, Parisian by adoption for nearly 10 years now. Always curious at heart, always with an insatiable need to create, I am inspired by the street, and by women, by my travels and by my surroundings in general. Paris is my playground and I never get tired of it! Where does your interest in photography come from? From my father, who is a macro photographer: he has a whole world of his own, and he…

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Wanted Gina

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Clarisse Mizrahi, Wanted Gina designer. I’m 31 years old. Before getting here, I worked in the theatre world until 3 years ago. It didn’t happen overnight. For 6 months I worked in the theatre workshops, I made costumes for giant puppets; it was my first contact with a garment related professional environment so, it was great training. Sewing on 12ft high puppets was a real challenge. After 6 months, it was just I and myself so I started “friends” sales. For me, it was very difficult to launch my brand…

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ELI GRITA

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Julia Grita, 30 years old. Artist, graduated in 2008 from the Chardon Savard Workshop in fashion styling and patternmaking. I constantly feel like expressing myself through all the arts at hand, I particularly like color, it guides my work in everything I do, in the graffiti, the handbags or music; it’s my drive. I recently created my own luxury brand of leather goods, handmade by manufacturer Jeremy Kastelani. Where does this interest for leather goods and accessories come from? I think it comes from all the women that have been…

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MYA BAY

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? My name is Sophie Johnen, I’m 35 years old. I went to HEC Belgium (Business School), with a major in International Management. I live in Liege in Belgium. I am the creator of MYA BAY jewelry. I’m both creative and sales and marketing executive. I admire artists and intellectual personalities a lot. My friends are what’s most important to me. I like to have different types of friendships from different backgrounds. I love travelling and if I could live for a year in every country it would be happiness! As a matter…

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MOLLY CRANNA

Could you please present yourself ? I'm Molly Cranna, I'm 27 - originally from Boston, but have lived in Los Angeles for ten years.  I'm an extrovert, but can be somewhat shy with new people. Where did you get this interest for photography and design ? My dad is a professional photographer and I started shooting black and white 35mm in high school.  I then went to USC (The University of Southern California) for film production and started shooting digitally during my sophomore year.  After graduation, I worked various jobs in film production until making a full transition to still…

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LET’S NESTLE IN THE INTERNET

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Julien Achard, 30 years old, I studied Fine Arts in England and every job I’ve ever had since has been Web-related. Today, I develop Web projects whether it’s video, data-visualization or websites. I’m also co-founder and director of the magazine Nichons nous dans l’Internet (let’s nestle in the Internet). Where does this attraction to Web 2.0 come from? I think it’s a matter of culture, my generation wasn’t born with the Internet but some of us felt a connection to it fairly early on in their lives (I think for me, I…

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MARINE HENRION

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Marine Henrion, I’m 23 years old and I just started my designer ready-to-wear brand. In 2014 I graduated from the Atelier Chardon Savard in fashion styling and patternmaking. In my fourth year, I had the opportunity to create my first collection from A to Z. Where does this interest for fashion come from? I think I’ve loved fashion since I was a little kid. But the memory that is burnt in my mind goes back to when I was 9, we were vacationing in Corsica in a big house and…

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NATHALIE HARVEY

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Nathalie Harvey, French-American; I came to Paris from my native South to study when I was 18. After I got my diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts School) in Paris, I went straight to the U.S. to show my work. I met an artists’ agent with whom I worked in Seattle (my family is from there). A few great years with a foot on each continent. A lot of travels too, everywhere, during my studies and during these wandering years. Full of these experiences and travels I…

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ANNIE DESCOTEAUX

Would you introduce yourself in a few words?  My name is Annie Descoteaux. I am an almost 37 years old artist who has been living and working in Montreal since 1998. I’m from Quebec and moved to the city to study Art at Concordia University that is a strictly English-speaking school. Where does this interest for art come from? When I was 7, I had sort of a brain wave when an assignment was to draw my entire class as the animals of Noah’s Ark. I had picked poodles and they were so well rendered that my classmates came over…

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MINIMARKET

Could you please present yourself ? I am Jennifer Elvestedt, one of the founder of Minimarket, 30 years old, self-taught. Where did you get this passion for fashion ? From reading a runway mag with reviews of fashion shows in my mother's car when I was about 10 years old. What are your inspirations ? Ricki Lake, punk but also in developing new situations What is the best world to define the Minimarket spirit ? Self-educated. We learned by ourselves. What is your favourite item of the collection available on your e-shop ? Platform Maitai shoes and all silver neoprene items, I love it.…

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PLEASE PARIS

Would you introduce yourself in a few words?  Sandra, 29 years old, fashion designer, graduate from ESMOD. Originally from Lyon, I came to Paris 7 years ago and worked at high-end houses such as Carven (accessory development) and Kitsuné (collection director) before starting my own project. A project close to my heart, that’s been driving me since the end of my studies and that I took the time to build and develop during years of experience. Where does this interest for fashion come from? First and foremost, I love drawing, ever since I was a kid. From drawing to creating,…

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TROPICAL METEOR

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Anne Gautier, founder of Tropical Meteor, a creative lab where we produce stationary, serigraph or hand-printed textile objects and jewelry mainly based on my drawing and material studies. I’m also an independent graphic artist on the side. I studied performing arts then communication and cultural mediation and then turned to my first love, graphic art, which is my job today. I started my own textile serigraphy workshop five years ago alongside my job to try out my own ideas and create limited edition t-shirts and then I really wanted to print on…

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LE WHITE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Alice Bandini and I work with LE WHITE, a concept-store based in Paris. I was born in Nice in 1988. I live and work in Paris. I studied at ENSAPC, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (2009-2012). Since 2012 I pursue my work as a plastic artist alongside working with La Réserve des arts, a creative and recycling platform for the arts. I’ve been working in a collective workshop Le Wonder, located in St Ouen for a year now. Where does this interest for art and particularly sculpture come from?…

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L’AMUSÉE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Gwenaelle, 30 years old, fashion designer. My personality? Shy and assertive, is that possible? Discreet but determined… I’m simple. No froufrou or frills, but I know where I’m going. My story is pretty standard. Youth in the country, a design school in Paris, the Atelier Chardon-Savard and a designer position for about 10 years. L’AMUSEE dresses is just a “side job” for now, the extension of occasional creations that I made on my Singer sewing machine at the last minute for weddings or parties after cleaning up the St Pierre Market (Editor’s…

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THÉO JEAN

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Théo Jan, I’m 24 and am an illustrator. I come from Toulouse. I have a degree in cabinetmaking from Revel I then came to Paris in 2010 to find a job. I started as a framer then I found a job as a printer at SergeantPaper, I stayed until 2014. After that, I completely focused on drawing. Where does this interest for   drawing come from? Let’s say I got the bug when I was a kid, both my mother and father went to Fine Arts School in Toulouse. So,…

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À MA TABLE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I’m 38 and already have the impression of having lived several lives! I’ve never been afraid to change paths, I always let my instinct guide me. After a musical and pastoral childhood, studious Parisian higher education, prep school, business school, I left to work in Tel Aviv where I was living 100 miles an hour. Then, back in Paris I went from one consulting mission to another to eventually join a big industrial group. In the middle of all that, the birth of my wonderful daughter 4 years ago and the purchase…

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PAUL EMMAN

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? My name is Paul Emman, I was born September 18, 1987 in Bogota, Colombia. When I was younger, I took some photography courses at Quinot high school that made me discover and like this work. Magnum or Seven, the big photojournalism agencies inspired me, I did my first reportage when I was 18 in Romania. Today, I have more than a dozen reportages from all over the world. Where does this interest for photography come from? From the beginning I wanted to be a photo-reporter, guided by the desire to show and…

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LOUISE PARIS

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I’m 32 years old. I’m a self-entrepreneur (Editor’s note: French fiscal status of a small company) who dreams of changing the world, it’s quite a program, isn’t it? I’ve always wanted to create my own company. I’m all for lasting development, the environment, respect of human beings, etc. These criteria unfortunately are not the focus of many companies. Confronted to this sorry state of affairs, I thought if I wanted to work in a world that I liked with values I could fight for, I had to roll up my sleeves and…

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LA NOTE PARISIENNE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words ? I have a degree in management with a major in entrepreneurship; I’m 27 and really wanted to create my own company. I was at Universal Music in Public Relations. In the company I manage the client-supplier relationship as well as the books (being a financier at heart) My partner is the literary guy; he’s the one who writes about the “arrondissements” (Editor’s note: Paris districts). We both do the art direction. Where does this interest for design and scents in general come from ? My partner wrote on the history of…

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BCR/DBR Berlin

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Before settling in Berlin 2 years ago, I lived in Paris for 7 years. I come from the tour production field where I worked for French artists. Alongside my job, I started Down by Retro with a friend, Bianca on the advice of one of my best friends who was looking for someone to set up a second-hand market at one of his parties. The concept worked great. Our sales went through the roof. So, I continued these types of operations as a hobby. People liked my selections and everybody was very…

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THE PIG SELECTION

Would you introduce yourself in a few words ? My name is Guillaume and I’m 29. I’m a designer with a BA from the Design School of Nantes Atlantic as well as a MA from the Eindhoven Design Academy; I finished a year and a half ago. I then quickly started my own design studio in Paris. Combining formal design (music clips decoration, furniture design on demand) and conceptual design (residence at Z33-Hasselt BE), I had a busy and rewarding year because it was very diversified. Following my desires and feelings, I left for Berlin where I’ve been living now…

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ZEIT PARISBERLIN

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am plural but not discontinuous. I’m 31 years old, soon to be 32, it’s scary. I have degrees in History and Philosophy. Where does this interest for fashion come from? When I was a kid I loved watching my Mom get dressed. She’s got something, a certain timeless elegance. Deep down, I have little interest in what is called fashion, for “fashion” clothing, a trend that doesn’t last long. Finding the right cut, the one that will still be beautiful in hundreds of years; that’s exciting! What is ZEIT PARISBERLIN’s operative…

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CÉCILE CHAPUT

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I am Cécile, I’m 26 years old; I got a degree (DNSAP: National Superior Plastic Arts Diploma) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris (Editor’s note: National Superior School of Fine Arts) in 2012. In studied in Tadashi Kawamata’s workshop, a Japanese artist I like a lot (his work and his personality yeah). I had the chance to go to Japan with him in 2010 and in 2011 I left for Berlin, to the UDK (Berlin’s Fine Arts School). Once out of the Fine Arts school, things were a…

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PAULETTE ET SIMONE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? We are Pauline and Raphaëlle, we are 28 and 27 respectively. We are the founders of the Paulette et Simone brand. We met through a common friend who was tired of seeing us create each in her corner without really daring to get started. The chemistry happened right away and since then we’ve been spending our days creating and realizing the models of our collection. Our stories are similar even if we come from different schools. Raphaëlle: Me, I went to the Duperré School in Paris then I went for a Masters…

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LESPARD

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? My name is Axelle, I’m 27 and I’m of mixed race, French-Vietnamese, Parisian by adoption. Before Lespard, I studied law and business but I’ve always had a passion for fashion. I climbed up the ladder little by little, through sales, merchandising, purchasing, creation… Today, I’m lucky enough to make a living at it. Where does this interest for fashion come from? From my mother, it’s a bit cliché but I come from a family of women, 3 older sisters and an autodidact dressmaker mother. I’ve always been attracted by this world, by…

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PARIS SE QUEMA

Would you introduce yourself in a few words ? We are Anaïs Harel and Nicolas Ocante, we are 30 and 31 years old respectively. We met at the Veja design studio where we worked for several years as graphic artists. In the beginning we were very much print oriented but at the studio we ended up working on lots of different things. Photo art director, videos, installations, set design… We created our own studio a few months ago with the idea of being like Swiss knives. Where does this interest for graphic design and art direction come from ? Nicolas:…

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CORALIE MARABELLE

Would you introduce yourself in a few words ?  I’m 28 and I live in Paris. My career path has been pretty atypical. I did a Masters in business then an internship at Hermès, more specifically at the women’s ready-to wear studio at the time Jean-Paul Gaultier was the artistic director. After this experience, I entered a competition that won me a scholarship at the Berçot Studio. Then I did an internship at Alexander McQueen in the ready-to-wear department and at the artisan line at the Maison Martin Margiela . Right after, Alexander McQueen hired me and I went back…

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MISATO SUZUKI

• Could you please present yourself ? Born in 1975. I went to Claremont Graduate University where is 30 minutes away from Los Angeles. I received MFA there. I like cooking, reading magazines, hunting the antique goods, surrounded by nature. I like forrest. I am easy-going person. • When did you start your works ? I started art in my early age. I got really into watercolor when I was 7 and then woodblock printing later on. I loved creating something but I never thought about being an artist or anything.  All I wanted was to be out of Japan and traveling around the world... •…

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MAISON Maison

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? Julia Cecillon, I’m 30 years old, I live in Marseille with my family. After a few years as an actress in Paris, I started the MAISON Maison adventure a few months ago. It’s only the beginning but I really like it! Where does this interest for interior decoration come from? I’ve always been attracted by this world; I love flea markets, looking at what’s going on around me, I’m quite a curious person! What is MAISON Maison’s operative word in your mind? SLOW DESIGN. At MAISON Maison we believe in slow, useful,…

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HYES

Would you introduce yourself in a few words? I’m 27. I have a degree in fashion design from Duperré School. I have worked in all areas of fashion. I’m Parisian and I think that plays a crucial part in what I do. I felt like doing something personal some day, I didn’t think it would be this early; I started working on a collection to create a portfolio. And, as it turns out, I won the Young Designers National Competition in 2012. I manage the whole thing from A to Z but I’m very well surrounded with two photographers, a…

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