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Interview - Le Studio

09.13.17

Shoes, bags, sweaters, jewelry, dresses and even coats: a Sézane collection is the culmination of a year of hard work. With stylists, designers, production and quality managers: over 20 people put their heart and soul into working alongside me every day, and it is both immensely gratifying and a source of great pride to be able to work with this team! This New York season is the dream opportunity to surprise and delight you by showing you how hard we work each day – and hopefully every day – to reinvent ourselves. With new fabrics, distinctive prints, confident colors, and improved cuts and lengths, Carole, Nina and Marine, our three insanely talented designers who work alongside me, are at the heart of a revolution that is only just starting.

CAROL 

 
What is your job at Sézane?
I’m the designer of shoes, leather goods, and jewelry. My job has been my passion for shoes for over a decade. I love starting work on a collection, looking everywhere I can without limits, coming up with new and unexpected things. Then, we start using our imagination – also start laughing (a lot!) – and eventually, reach the stage when the fi rst samples appear! That’s my favorite part – discussing with the craftspeople and seeing them come out with the pieces that I designed.

How would you sum up the fall collection in a single word?
LIBERTY! This collection is a bit of a crazy gamble, a melting-pot of inspirations that combine lightness and power in a festival of diff erent colors.

What’s your absolute favorite piece?
The Tiger bag!!!

What makes Sézane so irresistible?
Its everyday pieces that come with a twist – a distinct “je ne sais quoi” about them.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lead dancer!

NINA

 
What is your job at Sézane?
I’m in charge of designing and managing the launch of all the knitwear and sweaters. I like coming up with the idea for a garment and creating it from scratch. With knitwear, you choose the thread, you imagine the result, and then you create it. There are no limits!

How would you sum up the fall collection in a single word?
Can I use two? Retro and feminine.

What’s your absolute favorite piece?
The Orson sweater, not that I’m biased at all…

What makes Sézane so irresistible?
All the attention paid to little details!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a parfumier, blending diff erent scents to create new ones. And in a sense, that’s kind of what I do!

MARINE 


What is your job at Sézane?
I design all the dresses, blouses, shirts, pants, jackets, and coats – with a lot of freedom! Sézane has its own stylistic language, and we create collections using our instinct and following our hearts. I love the idea of creating desirable pieces that will eff ortlessly dress our customers with an extra sprinkle of soul!

How would you sum up the fall collection in a single word?
I’m going to cheat: romantic, casual, and sophisticated.

What’s your absolute favorite piece?
There are a bunch of them – but if I had to choose one, the Will jacket. It’s become like a uniform in our offi ces.

What makes Sézane so irresistible?
Our sincere love of fashion and the capsule collections that you fall in love with instantly.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A painter, chef, and designer.


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