Lille, Antwerp, London, Brussels, New York, Paris – French newcomer designer Etienne Deroeux has lived in many places and knows what garderobe stylish normades need: Minimal shapes paired with French allure. His latest winter-collection is more than a garderobe: it helps to escape – at least mentally – the tristesse of European winters…
Pink, blue, white.. your winter collection could be worn in summer..
Etienne Deroeux: Exactly. There is no real season anymore. People travel all the time.
What the theme of this collection?
E.D.: It’s a collection about travelling to Mexico in the middle of winter and having the wardrobe that woud suit this travel. I was thinking of the house of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán.
How does Barragáns house look like?
It’s really a nice and modern house with bright colours everywhere and a huge garden, which is very nice. The house is very graphic and I was trying to be very graphic with the collection, too.
You live and work in Paris. Where you born here?
No. I was born in the south of France. In Lille. I went to Antwerp academy and then to La Cambre in Brussels. Before I startet my own label in Paris I worked for Matthew Williamson in New York.
Merci beaucoup Etienne!
Shop his summer collection on Avenue32.com.