Why did you initially choose engineering?
I grew up in the Swedish countryside in a small village inhabited by very active, strong women. Some sewed, some embroidered; all had close interaction with nature. I took in everything, but I was more focused on maths than arts. That’s why I studied engineering, but I soon understood I couldn’t unleash my creativity in that.
After making that first prototype, you started working for important maisons.
The pivotal moment came in 2007, thanks to the support of Spanish designer Elisa Palomino, who was a juror in the Talent Support competition in Trieste.
I first worked with Georges Morand, a master glove maker in Saint-Junien, then Agnelle and Maison Fabre, two other important Parisian institutions.
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Your haute couture creations are an ode to architecture...
And to nature, I would add. They are my main sources of inspiration. I observe the floral photos by Karl Blossfeldt or the works by Oscar Niemeyer and I start to draw. I always prefer to work with leather, although I like to mix it with more unconventional materials, such as vinyl, lace and innovative textiles.
Are gloves coming back in fashion?
Until ten years ago it was virtually impossible to find gloves in a fashion magazine. In the 1980s and 90s they were swept aside by bags and shoes. Today there is a revival of the craft of the glove maker, and the attention that the press devotes to my creations fills me with pride.