Claris Virot is a breathe of fresh air on the Parisian luxury accessory sphere! By creating her own brand of leather goods, she put on the front line an exceptional exotic leather, python, and gives life to a dream.
This dream, she realizes it thanks to an original path, since she spent most of her childhood in large hotels that her father takes care of and later in major fashion companies where she discovers a taste exacerbated by luxury and fine materials, and especially traveling. Ingredients that, when combined together, results in the creation of this chic, typically Parisian, full of style and character brand. By partnering with an internet entrepreneur, Jean-Christophe Ankaoua, she puts the last stone of a beautiful brand that allows her to offer her pieces to contemporary women who share her taste for elegant audacity.
< br> The strong accessory being its major credo, she designs refined, simple in their shapes and structures pieces but still decorated with this little eccentricity sparks that carries the precious skin.
Who are you?
I am a citizen of the world, Ifollow my passions and emerging trends. I love to discover, travel and create.
How did you start in fashion?
I was 12 years old when I crossed the path of a young editor of the "Elle" magazine, Karine Roitfeld, she told me about her job and gave me this passion for fashion.
How would you define your style?
Rock, Hippie Chic, bohemian, but especially practical and easy to wear everyday.
What inspires you?
Travels of course, my friends, women in the street but also the Vintage that inspires me a lot, I love searching for antiquities.
A few words about this collection...
It is a timeless collection composed by revisited basics, easy to wear pieces that we never get tired of. Python is a very solid leather that will patina beautifully over time.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
My favorite piece remains the Charly model because it is the one who initiated the project, my very first model, and it bears the name of my daughter.
What are you most proud of?
100% handmade manufacture, chains are too. Which makes each bag unique.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Much of the collection is made in Indonesia in Ubud, a small village of artist steeped in traditions, religions and ancient doctrines. But we started to manufacture some models in Italy.
Where can we find your collection?
On L'Exception website of course, but also at Merci, Baby Buddah, in a number of beautiful multi brands in France and abroad, as Comptoir 102 in Dubai or Tomorrowland in Japan, if not the entire collection is on our website www.clarisvirot.com.
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