To see original, fresh HEAVENLY fabrics in today's fabric world is not an everyday thing. Alas - Not even on occasion. To say the LALIE RICHE COLLECTION is Original, Fresh- IS , Well- Understatement. When I saw them I knew I had to find out a bit more.
DESIGNER- MARIE RICHE, is just 27 years old and for me that makes her collection even more exciting. She brings an energy, dynamism-a joie de vivre to her textiles! Marie Riche is Brittany -born -a place where she draws inspiration for her textiles from. "I love The Farm, The Town, The Sea." Her designs range from dancing Poppies to leaf forms that take on the appearance of fish, guinea hens, eyes- in other words Fantasy. Fauvist, Dufy's dynamic color palette is an influence, along with whispers of his textiles designs for fashion designer Paul Poiret. She says,"It's like me, the color, and the line, I'm intuitive, and a painter at heart."
Marie graciously answered some of my Questions-
Where did you study?
ESAA DUPERRE SCHOOL in
How long have you been designing textiles?
5 years of school and 4 years of work after.
Is this Your 1st Collection for your own company LALIE?
YES, it 's the first collection for LALIE PARIS!
What inspires you ?
Nature, Green places, the Garden, the Sea, and the city of
Who are your favorite Artists? Designers?
Chagall, Rothko, Fauvist-Raoul Dufy, Modigliani and favorite fashion Designer Stylist- Dries Van Noten.
You are a bold colorist, What are your color inspirations?
La nouvelle Caledonie and all flowers
What are Your Favorite Colors?
Red, Pink Fuchsia, Black
What style is your own home decorated in?
I love the object which has a Past , wood in the rough , with some touch of contemporary objects & I love HOT color.
Comme en Provence
What places,things & people as a Child - have influenced your work?
My life in
I love Marie's fabrics- So much exuberance and bold color! Something new under the fabric sun- Refreshing indeed.
all photographs graciously provided by Marie Riche
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