• 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 …