Born and raised in Paris with the values of community service and social welfare, Claire knew early in her career in the fashion industry that she would focus on marrying the concepts of sustainability and design when the time came to launch her own creative endeavours.
Thus, Claire’s aim is not to invent the newest trend, but rather to eliminate that notion completely in hopes of inspiring others to follow her lead, creating a community of chic and conscious consumers.
Claire Dartigues realises that in order to break the rules, she first had to master them by learning the fundamentals of business, marketing and luxury management at Paris Dauphine University. She also had the opportunities to further her education with hands-on experiences during her apprenticeships in communications and marketing at Chloé, Christian Louboutin, and Perrin Paris. Later, she focused on honing her skills of fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and working side by side with designer Asher Levine; whose work is celebrated by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rita Ora, Will.i.am, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. She also had the chance to learn the skills of bespoke tailoring from the renowned tailor Martin Greenfield whose clientele has ranged from Hollywood to the White House, from the Eisenhower era to present day.
In 2017, she showed her first collection: NYC BY NIGHT made exclusively using recycled fabrics from French couture brands including Chanel and Louis Vuitton, during The Collective x Designow Fashion Show. She also received a rising star award from Runway the Real Way, an organization who is fighting for diversity and sustainability in the fashion industry. Claire has been selected among ten worldwide finalists for the Eco Chic Award Competition to showcase her next collection: “Ô Pure” to be premiered during Hong Kong Fashion Week last September. This collection has been made using recycled fabrics and reconstructed white trader’s shirts dyed with natural products such as French wine or teas in order to denounce the massive pollution caused by the fast fashion industry in rivers all over the world.