” I was born in 1965, in the valley of the river Loir. It’s a valley of poets with soft, intimately landscaped contours.
The world of creation into which I was initiated bears the double hallmark of a familial and cultural tradition whose passion for skilled handcraft has come down to me over two generations. As a child, the values of craftwork instilled in me a liking for materials with nobility as well as the pleasure to be had from a beautiful object and its function. Design and line also have pride of place through my maternal grandmother who was a stained-glass designer, and my ceramicist mother who loved modelling clay for her pieces.
Later, my training at the Beaux-Arts in Paris in Toni Grand’s sculpture studio enriched this upbringing, teaching me how to keep to what essential and inspiring in me the will to view fashion with demanding eye of an artist.
Every hat has a meaning given it by its volumes, its outline in space, the graphic nature of its line. The way it is structured brings out the face and personality of its wearer. Whatever the material is, I feel passionate about my commitment as an artist, and through each of my creations, I strive to rise to the challenge.
I’m a seeker, an explorer, and an inventor. Materials set limits, and so I always bear in mind that the ultimate goal for each hat is for it to feel comfortable and sit well. “