Creative director Delphine Genin draws on a variety of historical, artistic, contextual and personal references when creating works of couture for the atelier’s clients. Here, Delphine shares her thoughts and reflections, revealing some of the many influences in her process of creating couture garments and muses on the nature of the world, business, fashion and luxury and how the label advances the empowerment of women through various means.
One must consider the impact on the individual, their peers, the society as a whole, the environment as well as their own business including their employees, supply chain and third parties and many other factors besides.
So much has changed in the past year, particularly the ways in which we consume and appreciate clothing and fashion. Here, creative director Delphine Genin muses on how the pandemic has altered consumer behaviours and shopping patterns and how these might continue into the future.
Delphine believes that due to her different pathway in her career, her mind is fresh, free from conventions, rules and expectations and it has allowed her to develop her own understanding of art and creativity.
In modern times, women are involved more than ever before in business - from board meetings and investor’s programs to taking roles in executive functions and senior leadership - yet it is still unbalanced. Assertive and hardworking, her ambition to become a CFO arrived quickly in Delphine’s career, however it did not take her long to understand that she would have to do more, take more risks and boldly speak her mind in order for her to be listened to and trusted.
Few forms of fashion are as luxurious and personal as couture. The resultant creations are not merely garments, but pieces of art. As creative director Delphine Genin would say: 'I don’t just design clothing; my clients could find dresses from other stores. We have deep and meaningful conversations which lead me to uncover their multifaceted personality...'
“Sometimes I feel as if we are in a laboratory, making new discoveries and creating marvellous inventions...” muses creative director Delphine Genin. Imagination, creativity and innovation are values which run true to the core of the DELPHINE GENIN brand. A complete embroidery or work of Art are the result of not only hours of work, but also of research that the team of artisans bring together. Through her imagination, Delphine has the ability to bring into the mind things that aren’t present to our senses.
What we wear is a reflection of our personality and identity. Or is fashion allowing us to be who (we think) we want to be? Clothing is like our second skin: we express who we are, our personality and identity, through non-verbal communication. It conveys social status, gender preference and is a reflection of how we view ourselves and others.
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