Processus: the art of hijacking paragliding and parachute for a small ready-to-wear collection

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Processus logo
Processus logo

The brand

Where does the name “Processus” come from?

The name “Processus” comes from the fact that I am as interested, or even more interested, in the process or “work in progress” as in the result. The most important thing in my work is the process: I collect and divert a technical textile with innovative properties, manufactured on an industrial scale: the parachute and paragliding fabric. I am taking this material, which is destined to disappear (incinerated when it is “out of use”), in a traditional way to design unisex ready-to-wear collections in Nantes in the form of small series.

The name “Processus” comes from the fact that I am as interested, or even more interested, in the process or “work in progress” as in the result. The most important thing in my work is the process: I collect and divert a technical textile with innovative properties, manufactured on an industrial scale: the parachute and paragliding fabric. I am taking this material, which is destined to disappear (incinerated when it is “out of use”), in a traditional way to design unisex ready-to-wear collections in Nantes in the form of small series.

“What do you want to do later?” “Stylist.” Very early on this answer became obvious and I never changed my mind, nor even doubted it. As I went along, I accumulated countless sketchbooks of silhouettes. It is therefore naturally that after the third one I integrated a second Applied Arts in Quimper. After graduating from high school, I continued my studies at ESAA Duperré in Paris in BTS Fashion Design. At that time, I wanted to oppose certain practices or approaches that seemed pretentious or too serious to me. I then finished my studies with a DMA in Textile and Embroidery at the Lycée La Source in Nogent sur Marne. These last two years have allowed me to experiment with all kinds of unexpected materials and to further refine my universe. Then, I started my active life as a stylist at Maison Irié in Paris for a little over two years. It was a very beautiful experience that put into practice what I had learned in school. Finally, I decided to settle in Nantes and found my brand: “Processes”.

It is therefore naturally that after the third one I integrated a second Applied Arts in Quimper. After graduating from high school, I continued my studies at ESAA Duperré in Paris in BTS Fashion Design. At that time, I wanted to oppose certain practices or approaches that seemed pretentious or too serious to me. I then finished my studies with a DMA in Textile and Embroidery at the Lycée La Source in Nogent sur Marne. These last two years have allowed me to experiment with all kinds of unexpected materials and to further refine my universe.

Then, I started my active life as a stylist at Maison Irié in Paris for a little over two years. It was a very beautiful experience that put into practice what I had learned in school. Finally, I decided to settle in Nantes and found my brand: “Processes”.

Since when does your brand exist?

“Processus” was born in 2016.

Philosophy

What is the philosophy of “Processus”?

Street life is still the main foundation of my projects. I like its popularity, spontaneity, its codes… The clothing is the main witness. I am touched by groups with strong identities who reject certain systems, who adopt community values that seem beautiful to me, whether they are gypsies or punks. Therefore, I am sensitive to the economy of means and upcycling procedures, I do my best to ensure that my parts retain a form of accessibility, a human dimension. Each of the selected parachute or paragliding canvases flew over a territory in western France. It is the combination of these paintings and their paths that give each model its own authenticity.

Describe in 3 words the style of “Processus”:

“streetwear”, “minimalist”, “colorblock”.

Projects

What are your future plans?

My objective today is to make my work sufficiently known to be able to make a living from it.

How do you see the evolution of “Processus” in the future?

I will try to perpetuate the brand and develop it gradually.

Inspirations

What are your inspirations, your favorite brands?

As I said earlier, my first source of inspiration is the street and all the mixes it offers. Living (now no longer “in” but) “close” to a big city allows me to be on the lookout for trends and what is being done. And of course, Nantes is a source of cultural solicitations (exhibitions, concerts, theatre, cinema…) necessary to always produce with enthusiasm.

What are your favorite fashion icons?

I don’t have a fashion icon but I like Patti Smith’s personality and the way she wears clothes.

Who are your 3 favorite designers?

Vivienne Westwood, Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owens or Margiela or Yamamoto I also like Iceberg and Sportmax.

What are your favorite fashion bloggers on Instagram?

I don’t have any.

Shopping

What do you think is the essential clothing and accessory to have in your wardrobe?

A PROCESSUS model!

What are your shopping habits?

I buy online when I know the brand and how it sizes. And I buy in the shop. Not many, in any case. I buy a crush and then other parts to go with it.


Thank you Gabrielle for your answers!


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