ARTICLE DE BREVE / Constance Boutet
Constance Boutet was born in Paris in 1982. Her father introduced her in her
early years to the skills of drawing and the universe of fine arts. She registered
for Applied Arts, then she studied at the Esmod School and at the Institut
Français de la Mode. During the 2005 Fashion Week, Constance presented
her creations in a show sponsored by the Fondation Pierre Berger – Yves Saint-
Laurent. Her collaborations on Jay Ahr’s, Christian Dior’s, Louis Vuitton’s
and Céline’s studios gave her a new awareness of her creativity and eventually
decided her to fly on her own. Strongly inspired by the three years she spent
in China, she specialised in printed silk design.
In 2011, Constance Boutet launched her first eponymous line. The fabrics
are printed in Italy and the whole clothing process manufactured in the
designer’s Parisian workshop so that the customer is being offered the best
possible quality. Drawing her inspiration from the Asian bustle and its palette
of shimmering colours, the SS2013 - Constance Boutet collection enhances
the silk richness. The designer is precisely interested in the ambivalence of this
fabric. Warm and light, silk suits to every season. Comfortable, resistant but
delicate, the sensation while you wear it is unique.
Most of the items linings are made of the same quality and print, giving the fabric
its particular weight and bringing the evidence that the inside should not be less
beautiful than the outside. The contact of the noble side of the material on your
skin is much softer and makes you feel like in a cocoon. Lots of garments can also
be worn in different ways – Back up front, Dresses as skirts, Shirts as jackets – as an
invitation for each woman to be herself in her own way.