5 questions to the designer
Who are you?
Louise, fashion designer and creator of the “Col Claude”, a unisex accessory that offers an alternative to bow ties, neckties and ascot ties.
Give us 3 words that describe your universe.
Graphic, retro-chic, modern.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Anywhere really. A city, an art exhibition, a picture, a landscape, a movie… But I also have long-standing influences, such as architecture, modern painting, pictures of my grandmother (my brand is named after her) and her time — the 1950’s…
Where do you make your products?
In Roubaix and Lyon, two historical landmarks of French textile production.
“Made in France”: why that choice?
To be coherent with my ethical beliefs. When I worked for the retail industry, I felt at odds with “disposable fashion”; so when I started my first line of accessories, I did not think twice about producing in France. As a creator, I believe it is crucial to honor and preserve quality and traditional skills.