It’s the story of my need to create a safe space for my creativity, being the idealist that I am. Of an alternative fashion brand conceived in 2008 from a love of vintage clothing and bearing the signature Les Composantes. It is also, and above everything else, the fruit of a great passion. A passion that drives me to create- and through which I was able to launch Sézane – a contraction of my first name and surname in 2013.
Sézane is, finally, the story of an inspiring and eternally supportive family. Of a dear grandmother who arrived in France from Algeria in ’48 and who raised her 9 children with such strength and elegance. Of my loving mother who – in spite of ups and downs – always impressed upon me one's capacity for delight. It’s the story of an older sister whose actions still guide my way, and of an older brother, who extended me sensitivity and protection, and who, by leaving us too soon, reminded me of the necessity to concentrate only on the essential – my passion & humanity.
I am inspired by those that I love, the passing days, passions and images that have left their mark on me ... I am my younger years spent in Kinshasa, I am those nights spent putting the world right, I am my encounters with the wood from which we built boats, I am the music and landscapes that cradled my brother, sister and I, I am Memphis in O'brother style, Mina, Barry, Scarlett and all the others. I am the smiles of our beautiful mother, her life force, her saffron rice, I am the optimism of Mr Grand, I am Les Heures Parallèles, the magic and the ‘Why Mummy?’ of Nina & Olivia, a fan of Bob, Sixto and Moustaki...
“With eyes wide open and a thundering heart”.