Raphaële Lenseigne

Raphaële Lenseigne

Tell us more about your collection!

Last Summer, I bought a book with portraits of Outsider Artists by Mario del Curto called “Art Brut Live” and one of the pictures was very striking to me. It was of Barbara Massart who is a resident at “La ‘S’ Grand Atelier” in the Belgian Ardennes. I became completely obsessed with her work, so I got in touch and went to meet her. From talking to her and what I grasped of her personality, I built the concept of the collection. What struck me about Barbara is that she is a tiny, petite woman but she makes these super voluminous garments. Her work reminded me of those birds who prop themselves up to either seduce or scare off predators. I developed the collection around two ideas: the idea of how we show ourselves to others and the idea of who we actually are. The collection starts with very strict, severe garments with all sorts of textile manipulations spilling out and then it slowly evolves into home wear. The shapes go from very angular and strict to quite loose. Barbara and I are collaborating on pieces as well and hopefully we will continue working together in the future.

Thank you

This collection was developed in collaboration with (and in reference to) artist Barbara Massart

Heartfelt thank you to:

Barbara Massart
Anne-Françoise Rouche
Anaïd Ferté
Antoine Boulangé

and everyone at « la ’S’ grand atelier  »

And to: Lee Wei. Mom, Dad, Robin, Coline, Côme. Gavin, Shone, Kjell, Nanynka, Cécile, Nick, Rey B, Chatchai, Pinaree…

EXPO 2017