Photography @amataart_design, makeup @fleekyclaire, fashion @TANIEU CREATRICE, models @bella_zofia and I @inachicstateofmind

Izabela and I had a fashionable experience wearing TANIEU CREATRICE clothing featured in this post. As well as an inspirational moment while interviewing her and you may read this below. She is a Geneva-based fashion designer that is gaining quite a following due to her refined, timeless yet modern fashion. I have been supporting local artisans and purchasing less on-line. Thus gaining a more sustainable approach to managing my wardrobe. The coats, dresses and skirts on this post are all made of faux-leather and were all designed with Izabela and me in mind.

Here are a few questions for TANIEU CREATRICE

I: What inspired you to become a fashion designer?
TANIEU: I have always been passionate about fashion and as a child.
I started an apprenticeship with one of the best fashion designers in my country in Côte d’Ivoire. Quickly I was asked to be a model for their clothing. Therefore I was surrounded by fashion very young.

I. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
TANIEU: I am inspired by everyday life and the people I meet. The textiles are a center motivation for my designs. Their colour, texture and finish also inspire me to create and do what I love to do, make clothing!

I: What is your design process from a concept to the production of a garment?
TANIEU: When starting a new design I start with a flat pattern. Often elaborating the fabric into muslin on (which is the cloth we use to fashion a garment into shape). Then I’ll drape it on a model and make modifications along the way until the result is satisfactory.

BELLA: What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
TANIEU: Social networks play a major role in fashion today. To my brand, TANIEU, it has given me large visibility in one click! It has been an enriching experience meeting fashion bloggers and photographers that have taken an interest in my work. I have found that Instagram is a network of mutual support that is very pleasant.

BELLA: How would you like women to feel when wearing your clothes?
TANIEU: It is an honor for me to see a woman in my clothes. I’d like her to feel more confident and sexy and that she is proud to wear them.

BELLA: What is your style? What do you love to wear the most?
TANIEU: My style is discreet and sober. I often wear trousers that are comfortable and practical.

We thank you TANIEU for taking the time to fulfill our curiosity 😉 XOXO

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