As a French designer and graphic artist, Coco’s background gives her a unique insight into fashion and art. After spending five years studying fine arts in Paris, she worked as a communication consultant for a number of leading fashion designers. In 2004, she moved to London to set up a creative and technology consultancy and, after traveling extensively through Japan, Asia and the US, came back to Paris in 2013.
Coco has worked on a series of collaborations for the fashion, beauty and design industries and her work has been published in numerous publications including Taschen, Gestalten, Victionary as well as shown in exhibitions in Paris, London, Los Angeles and Barcelona. She has been commissioned to create imagery for major retail brands and publications spanning both the independent and mainstream press, including Vogue, ELLE, Nylon, Spur, and Muse.
Since 2009, as the creative mind behind “Forget me Not”, Coco has been designing a collection of digital prints based on her own patterns, illustrations and compositions. These come in a wide selection, spanning from fashion to lifestyle accessories such as scarves, turban head pieces and homewear items. Each piece typically features her unique visual universe in dream-like scenarios and trademark graphic compositions. Her collections are available around the world from selected fashion and luxury stores including Barney’s, Colette, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Tsum, Club 21, Tomorrowland and many more.
Coco finds inspiration in a wide variety of places. Having lived between Paris and London, she feels at ease with the visual landscapes of both cities – as art and fashion capitals, they are a byword for innovation, creativity and metropolitan edge. In her practice, she tends to start much of her design work by experimenting with traditional processes such as painting, drawing and ceramics, before designing the final image digitally. Favouring bold graphic effects and the mix of several techniques, Coco aims for restraint and minimalism in her finished work, and the final result always beckons us to use our imagination to complete the story she has begun for us.
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