In 2014, the brand Atelier Bartavelle was born in Paris and it offers a minimalist wardrobe composed of outer garments and layers. Vests, jackets, perfectos, trench coats and coats are thus available in high quality materials in a wide range of colors that span the seasons.
Who are you?
Caroline Perdrix. Atelier Bartavelle co-founder and artistic director.
How did you start in fashion?
I love working shapes, colours and materials. It is by studying at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne that I have found the way to adapt and to traduce those desires through the clothe. My experiences at Louis Vuitton, David Koma, Saloni and now Atelier Bartavelle have enabled me to confirm this direction.
How would you define your style?
Singular, timeless, responsible. Each season, the wardrobe stays the same, declined in different colours, fabrics and ennobled (embroideries).
What inspires you?
Sun on the skin. Blues transparencies. Indigo open sea. Summer light. Red midday. Sea slack. Uncluttered lines. Happy contrasts. Wind in the sails. Portugal memories. Open sea, cotton cloth. Mistral, cicada, saffron. Marianne and Ferdinand. South cape. White brightness. The Frioul island in the horizon.
A few words about this collection...
This first collection "Gaou" (after the word "bird" in the Provençal language) sets Atelier Bartavelle codes, the blue and the red and the minimalist shapes inspired from the boat sails. The lines meet, structure the silhouette and play with the fabrics.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Juanita, the short baby alpaga coat, wool and silk, the shapes are underlined by the fabrics changes.
What are you most proud of?
Of what our atelier is becoming. All are pieces are crafted in Marseille or Porto in carefully selected workshops and with a traceability. The quality is essential: silk, baby alpaca, cotton, wool... Of our collaborations, like the shoot of our SS15 campaign with the photograph Adeline Mai and the DJ Inès Mélia.
Where do you manufacture your products?
In Marseille (chain and weft) and in Porto (leather).
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
80 AB Pierre Barouh for the "fabriqué en France par Claudine", Pierrot le fou by Godard for the 2015 summer colours, Meczal for the lining.