With her Velvetine brand, Anne-Cécile Couetil creates bags inspired by the rock & folk universe. She works sophisticated constructions with gussets, overstitchings, leather patches, adorned with silver or gold metallic finishing. Those luxurious bags are all made in Europe from carefully selected leather.
How did you start in fashion?
First by playing with my mom's shoes: when I was a kid, I used to make shoes with paper. Then, when I was 14, on a boring day, I started drawing figures. At that moment, I told myself I would love to become a stylist.
What inspires you?
American Indians,rock 'n 'roll, musicians way of dressing, vintage stuff, the USA, people coming the other way...
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Where do you manufacture your products?
In a workshop in Portugal; the leather comes from Italy.
Where can we find your collection?
Paris : Joy, Babel, Pauline et Julie Store, les Roussoeurs, la boutique étoilée, So We Are Japon: Dissy, Baycrew's, New York: Blue Bag
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Let's be megalomaniac: Kashmir de Led Zep'! :)
A cocktail: a mojito.