Fashion has always flowed in the veins of Charles de Vilmorin, who finds in drawing and clothing the means to express the things that are important to him. Initiated into art by his parents, he was immersed very early in an environment conducive to the development of his art: his mother is a painter like other members of his family. From the age of 10 years old, he composed outfits for his little sister and designed dresses for to dress… bouquets of flowers!
During college, he was interned to Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. Later, over the four years spent at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, which he joined at the age of 19, he exhibited his sketches and design prototypes on Instagram, showing a singular aesthetic.
“My inspirations are before all my relatives, my friends, their strong personalities. Painting and cinema are also major inspirations, such as the music that particularly helps me to create. It plunges me into a world of colors and movement,” says the creator. His codes are also marked by the aesthetics of a childhood spent in houses with busy, flowery and colorful décors. His great aunt is none other than writer and screenwriter Louise de Vilmorin, author of Madame de…, who was also known for her famous blue lounge in her castle of Verrières-le-Buisson where she welcomed all the intelligentsia of the time.
However, far from focusing on the past, Charles de Vilmorin’s gaze is that of a young man greedy for the imagery of his time and well anchored in the present. One of his major sources of inspiration is the movement of society. For him, “Clothing only has meaning if it reflects its time, its codes, its debates and its discoveries. Without society and its evolution, fashion would have no interest.” The choice to adopt a responsible approach by proposing his models in is another illustration of his willingness to respond to the needs of his customers and to the challenges of today’s world.