After studying stylism and modeling at Mod'Art International in Paris, I decided to settle in New York. It is in the heart of the urban universe of Brooklyn that the desire to create my lingerie brand became an obligation. My new environment, the love I carry for Paris and the desire to liberate women's body are my main inspiration.
Our readers would love to get to know you more bertille. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I want to make women comfortable in lingerie. I want them to fell pretty in every size/shape. I'm all about empowerment.
Bertille, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
I love art in all the form. I love real fashion, not shopping but fashion. I started as a kid I was trying to do my clothes.
Who is your inspiration in life bertille? How do you keep inspired?
Everything. I walk in the street; I take pictures of everything. I go to the museum. I listen to music, and of course, I have plenty of books about McQueen, Lanvin etc.
We all make mistakes bertille; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Designer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I have a vision of something, sometimes it's hard when the people in front of you don't get it. And I can get frustrated about that.
Bertille, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
My big book. I note everything in a lot of different color etc. I'm maybe too organized.
Please tell us Bertille, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
It's almost every day. Pick the right shooting, with the right model and at night to draw the perfect new collection. It's a 100% work.
Bertille, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I'm working alone, so everything that I do, I'm always ok with it. But when I have to work with photographers, I always have to explain why I want my model's bare foot and not in heels because I feel like women need comfort and nobody is walking in the living room in lingerie/heels.
Bertille, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
In Septembre, I'll do the Vancouver Fashion Week. It's my first one, and the called and convinced me to do it. It's not done yet, but I'm very proud to be able to do it.
Bertille, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It was a photoshoot in Bushwick, Brooklyn with a young photographer. The model was shy, and not so confident. So I asked her to jump, and play, and be super natural. In the end, the result was amazing. It was hard to do it, but we were all super happy.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?*
Listen to your teacher, because if they know. Draw every day. Don't be shy and talk about your work to everybody. And don't be scared to work a lot because you may be alone on this journey but it's worth it.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes for a photoshoot.
Photographer: cover 2 D to E / Darryl Cobb firstname.lastname@example.org
cover 1 - F to I / Claire Taibi: email@example.com