Meilleur ami is a Parisian brand of accessories, founded in 2009 by Fabien Larchez, a city lover and bike enthusiast who creates inspired scarves that are always incredibly trendy and comfortable. Of course everything is made in France - that goes without saying!
5 questions to the designer
Who are you?
I am a traveler, an urban adventurer. Paris is my home base. I am originally from the Loire Valley, where I was raised in the world of thoroughbred horses — saddlery and the elegance of race tracks are influences that can be found in my work. I have a degree in applied arts and design, and after working for various brands such as Guy Laroche under Alber Elbaz or the Galeries Lafayette, I started my own line of high-end accessories, Meilleur Ami, in 2009.
Give us 3 words that describe your universe.
Elegant, Parisian, traditional.
Where do you get your inspiration?
In my travels - I always carry an airplane ticket in my pocket. In my beloved city of Paris, an amazing source of inspiration. And I am curious about everything!
Where do you make your products?
The leather goods are made in a small atelier in Picardie (North of France), and the scarves are made in Paris in a small workshop with a team of three people.
“Made in France”: why that choice?
Because manufacturing the products in France was an integral part of my life project around Meilleur Ami. I wanted to export my creations and for that purpose, manufacturing them in France is a tremendous asset. I wanted to create quality, to work with passionate people, to prove it was still possible.