To be honest I ‘m not always paying attention to the people I freshly met. I first heard about Les Petites Séries from a friend who carried one of the small accessory from the brand. I was curious to meet the guy behind the brand. I met with Julien in his office to learn more about the way he creates and took time to shoot a small editorial of the brand.
à Paris : l'entretien avec YACINE DERMOUN
Interview Farade Nicolas (issue04)
Photography Farade Nicolas & Yacine Dermoun
Give us an introduction on who you are and what do you do?
My name is Julien Reignoux and I work as a costume designer for the cinema. I recently created my own clothes and accessories brand “Les Petites Séries” made in Paris.
How could you best describe your range and your disciplines?
The products are a mix of new textile technologies (reflective zips) and more traditional materials such as cotton, denim and leather. I like creating clothes and accessories that combine new textile technologies – reflective materials, waterproof zips, water repellent canvas – and more traditional materials such as cotton, denim, leather and wool.
Why did you decided to start your own brand?
My passion for fabrics and different materials led me to create it. I wanted to create clothes and accessories that I would wear myself and that fit with my way of life.
What was the first item you designed?
The fist item designed for Les Petites Séries was the minimal pocket. The first one was the grey leather one.
Do you do a lot of sketches and technical drawings beforehand?
Yes, tons of it !
Do you need to be surrounded by design in order to be inspired?
I wouldn’t say I need it but I guess it helps of course.
In my opinion history of a product made it more appealing, why is that history so important to you?
Indeed each product has its own history and this is probably what makes it unique. This history is important because behind the actual product there is a person with an idea usually inspired by the history of the person itself. But history does not make it all.
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