2017 China (Qingdao) Intl Fashion Week
“I always thought and believed by creating my own fabric I would design fashion"
Colours are very important to me, they make me happy and make me dream of faraway places. I grew up with the vivid flamboyant colours and stunning natural beauty of my country, Madagascar, still my biggest inspiration.
I love working with natural fibres because of their beautiful textures and organic flexibility. "Silk Fur” made of silk organza and "Raffia Lace” made of natural raffia are just two of my innovations.
All my designs are completely handmade. It’s a real privilege for me to be able to design my own fabrics and transform existing ones. I always start with the fabrics, its colours and textures, and play around with them until I find the perfect shape created around a story.
The 1920s, the golden age of French Haute Couture, is my favourite. The couture design process is my passion. I had the privilege to design fabrics for Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau and to collaborate with Christian Lacroix Haute Couture.
Winning the “New Young Designer of the Year" at the Fashion Festival and Textile Competition in Madagascar enabled me to study Textile and Fashion at Ecole Des Arts Appliqués Duperré Paris on a scholarship. Later I received my Master’s degree in Textile and Fashion from the Institute Français de la Mode.