A BLEND OF PERSONALITY & STYLE
More than twenty years after she first started, it is time to talk about someone who is the guiding hand behind a unique style, inventing a whole world of her own and inviting us to step inside it without worrying about the coming trends and compulsory routines. With her brand, she moves ever onwards, driven by a wandering inspiration. When design and personality coalesced into unique fashion, we speak about EMMA FRANCOIS & SESSUN.
EMMA FRANCOIS – THE TRAVELER
The former anthropology student from Montpellier could have become a researcher or an archaeologist, for the intense pleasure of discovery. In the end the things she saw and the people she met on her travels, led her to print her memories of several ancient civilizations onto contemporary fabric.
It was in South America, where Emma François felt the first mystical impact. It was a turning point which foreshadowed a vocation.
That may be a cliché, but it really doesn’t matter. It was, when she encountered people, who wove, embroidered, sewed. People, who made things, drawing unquestioningly on a heritage of techniques and knowhow. In that moment, Emma Francois finally understood her own destiny.
During the Who’s Next show in Paris in 1998, Emma Francois has presented her brand for the first time. Then, when she has set up base in Marseilles, Emma was nominated in 1999 and 2001. The Institut Mode Méditerranée honored Emma Francois with the prize “Jeune Créateur” (Young Designer).
THE COLLECTION THEMES
An early morning walk along the waterfront. Authentic clothes inspired by the navy and dockworkers with a soft, feminine twist. Navy is a key color in any wardrobe, but in this collection, it is used to subtly refresh classic pieces and announces the arrival of the new season, along with delicate powdery pinks and vibrant royal blues. Laid-back charm that plays on the timelessness of clothes and the subtlety of colors.
A seventies-inspired combination of Berber craftsmanship, refined Ottoman trimmings and military influences, all skillfully mixed together. Tassels and trimmings, Berber stripes and sheepskin, embroidered shirts and big military-style capes. A balance of off-white, gold and black, like the colors of the desert. Refined fabrics suchas viscose, silk crepe and cotton voile are mixed with coarse, natural fabrics.
English parks and gardens. A stroll around the lake. Delicate flowers in an urban landscape. Silk Liberty print dresses paired with beautiful, plush coats. Pretty prints mixed with cable knit sweaters and English jacquard fabrics for a «pop» silhouette that is light, graceful and fresh.