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Valentine Gauthier's favorite picks
After various experiences at Rochas or Martin Margiela, Valentine Gauthier has created her label in 2008. All the pieces of her collection are made from natural materials and produced in the origin country of the materials: baby alpaga from South America, silk and organic cotton from India or Europe... Valentine Gauthier answers our questions.
Who are you?
Valentine Gauthier, designer of the eponymous brand
How did you start in fashion?
A craving for creation and know-how, trips and encounters; The wish to live a strong experience, rich and difficult but fascinating
The love of art, of mixing beautiful materials
How would you define your style?
I like the tension between elegance and casual wear, played in a contrast of colors and materials
What inspires you?
Contemporary art, trips and landscapes from around the world, haphazards, litterature and the imaginary world to goes with it
A few words about this collection...
The Deep Forest collection is inspired by the savage and paradisiac shores of Oceania, between exotic modernity and old-school. It is a technicolor tribute to the American actress Gene Tierney. Exclusive prints mixing tropical forests with parrots give this collection a poetic attraction.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
My favorite piece is the Augustine jacket.
What are you most proud of?
Where do you manufacture your products?
In the country where the fabric is sourced by little artisans, associations or structures held by women.
In France, in India, in Bali or in South America.
Where can we find your collection?
In my store in the Haut Marais, as well as in multibrands in France and Abroad such Le 66 Champs Elysées, Barneys at New York or Isetan in Japan...
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Ennio Morricone, "The Pillow Book" by Peter Greenaway, a good glass of wine