Meet the Team: the Founders






When Mathilde met Claire they instantly knew they would do great things together.
When down-to-earth meets magic.

Claire is the brains behind our artistic direction.

While a fashion textile design student in Paris, Claire received a L’Oréal award for her perfume “États d’âme”; created and sold cloud-shaped lamps at Colette and designed embroideries for Christian Lacroix Haute Couture fashion shows.

After graduating from Fashion College, Claire worked in trend agencies in Paris.

She was then hired in the design studio at Louis Vuitton where she researched inspirational ideas for prêt-à-porter shows and designed soft accessories including gloves and scarves.

Claire is co-founding IMPRESSION ORIGINALE to pursue her love of printed patterns by setting off on her own adventure path.

Mathilde is in charge of our business development.

After graduating with an MBA, she devoted her career in the humanitarian and diplomatic sector, advising on governmental public policies for poverty alleviation, gender equality and social entrepreneurship. Mathilde has also worked with the United Nations, the European Union and the French Foreign Ministry.

In her free time, she publishes analytical articles on human rights issues in the online press, organising photo exhibitions to promote young talents, while setting up websites and forums.

Mathilde strongly believes in social change and is driven by the willingness to make a difference.

She is now starting her very own adventure bridging her core values, professional commitment and love for creativity into good business practices.

Despite all that, they have the same Swedish slippers, studied Russian, love design, tea and seahorses.
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