Adeline Affre launched her eponymous brand in 2005 with the desire to make custom jewellery with a real respect of quality and know-how. Adeline lives, works and makes all her collections in Paris with her fiancé Jérémie Beraud and her brother Thibault Affre.
Who are you?
Adeline Affre 28 years old
How did you start in fashion?
A little by chance, I was due to get into Art school, but after one year off, I found out that all I spent my time with was creating clothes and accessories. I lacked the necessary skills so I went into design classes. When all my friends started internships in ready to wear houses, I prefered to start with a jeweller. He taught me the basics for starting my work.
How would you define your style?
I try to be spontaneous and to do what I would like to wear.
What inspires you?
It's hard to describe what inspires me. More than material things, it's more atmospheres: I can spend hours looking at lanscape, interior or object pictures, discuss with friends and enrich myself from their knowledge, bargain hunt in Parisien flea market, walk in Paris with my dog... It's the ambiance of all of this that inspires me.
A few words about this collection...
My starting point was a material: the coral. Then I tried to adapt it either on strong looking pieces or on easy everyday ones.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The Jérémie gold plated necklace.
What are you most proud of?
To be able to live from my passion. Unfortunately, having your own company is not only about the fun part of creation.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Everything is produced in Paris. All the products I sell have been through my hands.
Where can we find your collection?
On L'Exception of course ! But also in France, abroad, online and my website
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
It's difficult to sum up a brand in ONE movie or ONE music. For this collection, I was listening in loop to "I blame Coco" but who knows, maybe for the next one it will be Johnny Halliday...