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My brand is for all those pupils who have lost track or sound. Of any age, young or old. Seeking. Believing. Struggling. Daring. Hoping. All who wish that speaking was a choice. Because it is one. When color and darkness are swirled, and intertwined in a perfect balance.
For those who seek harmony, aspire to discover an extraordinary logic in chaos or anarchy, trust a finite list of well-defined fabrics and colors to take some input and, by the following movement, yield a singular output. Project the wonder that we are. An algorithm without a computational procedure. All embedded in the magic of the garment.
For all the moments and pulses that the world has missed. The equations that we cannot seem to solve. Maybe, do not even see. Only Intuit. Maybe.
Garments can silence in their right. Then they claim a new voice, fashion the outspoken, rethink humanity. Ours. Because with life and experience we carry new skin. And shed old.
These garments. These shirts. Are second skins.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Chloe. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Every garment we create is reworked vintage ~ we breathe life back into garments. We create our patches and designs from our sketches. We believe that we are like a beautiful bacteria that invades a garment - a kind of symbiosis. We collaborate with artists of all kinds creating different drops of garments with different themes. Additionally, we work heavily with media (like videos) to create/ add to the vibe. We seek to create a community of people who can contribute to a larger, artistic cause.
Chloe, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
My life is all passion. My designs are a bridge from my passion to the people. My aspirations in life are to create an army of garments, in this case, second skins, that can help people feel like they are part of something much larger. Something of a large, spiritual scale. The hope is that the garments will become one with the person, and it will give everyone the confidence and the encouragement they need to be their unique, powerful force. My passions lie in my mistakes, my unbeaten trails... they sprout from the darkest of hybrids. But that's the point of it all. To spread resilience and ultimately, passion, love, and care.
Who is your inspiration in life Chloe? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration comes from my mistakes. I live for learning, overcoming, and above all, adaptation and being resilient. Also, my father and family at large have been a big source of my inspiration. They have gone through large obstacles to get where they are today. It's the idea that we all have the same blood pumping through our veins and can be something great together. That willpower.
We all make mistakes Chloe; 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.
I think that the largest mistake I've made, and perhaps the world makes, is to overlook an opportunity. I've found myself meeting a lot of different people from all walks of life ~ and sometimes I wish that I would've given someone more time of day. Now, I never make that mistake. I seek to make an opportunity with everyone - small or large - and always work with their strong points (because everyone is made of them) and also their weaker points (because everyone has the potential to be better). It's important to have a worldly view and just to take a second to understand someone. The world is moving so fast we forget just to take a moment. That's why I've started a revolution against the clock.
Chloe, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
All my clients are a priority. I work with everyone at the same level. That's the beauty of my designs - there is only one of every garment, and every garment is different. That way, every garment gets the same attention depending on what the client wants. I meet the client halfway - it isn't just a one-way street.
Please tell us, Chloe, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
It is vital to be organized as a designer. You have to prioritize tasks and realize that sometimes it is okay not to get everything done the very minute it needs to be done. We're all creatures of our habitat, so we need to work with what we're given. I do a lot of heavy collaboration work, and sometimes my collaborators can be very demanding - but that's part of working with people. Communication is key. Communication is the most powerful strategy.
Chloe, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I think for someone to understand you-you need first to try to understand them. I always try to incorporate others ideas into my work, and if I cannot, I become inspired by what they do and somehow mould it into my creation. My team is my ultimate inspiration.
Chloe, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I think my proudest professional accomplishment as a designer was the launch of my website. Seeing your platform come to life and finally making your creation accessible worldwide to everyone is the most magical feeling.
Chloe, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Every moment is a creative moment. That makes it extremely exciting and extremely challenging. How do you differentiate what creations are more powerful than others? That's the hardest part. It's exciting to know that there are no limits to creativity, that's what excites me the most.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?
You can do it. Push your limits. Let your mistakes fuel you. Ultimately, if you have the creativity pumping nothing can stop you. Everyone can be resourceful, listen to those around you and take their inspiration... use it as your own. Turn your negative energy into something great.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
My brand stands for all kinds of collaboration. We are always looking for people to work with on different levels.
Now for the best part Chloe! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Chloe Marsanne @chloemarsanne and some photos by April Blum