- 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 afternoons at painting classes and classes with living models to be able to draw exactly what was going through my head.
- What would you say is the guiding principle of DARRIS ?
The key word at DARRIS is Love. The love of creating an object with impeccable finishing and making it indispensable.
- What are your inspirations?
I’m inspired by travels, wandering through unknown streets discovering cultures, colors, the atmosphere of a new city. (I’m in love with Amsterdam, London, Berlin, and others). I do not like to look at my competitors’ work, because I get the impression of seeing the same thing all the time.
I really want to create something new in leather goods.
- What is your favorite model from the collection ?
The darling of the collection is the cheeky bag that comes in 3 sizes and 3 colors and with these two interchangeable and reversible handles.
- Where can we find your creations?
The DARRIS collection can be found in the Habibliothèque [‘lending library’ for clothes] in the Marais, in the Bienvenue concept store in the 10th, in the L’Itinéraire shop in Toulouse, and in our e-shop.
- What are your future projects ?
My future projects would be to design a fashion range for dogs 😉 I already have a star model at home …