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Twenty things you should know about Christian Graciel...
E.D.M., May 21, 2012
Christian Graciel/Sac-Bag_Nacre et cuir
Christian Graciel/Sac-Bag_Nacre et cuir
 
E.D.: What means for you the word “ecology”?

CG.: Conservation and future generation

E.D.: And chic, what do you feel it is?


CG.: Is to know itself as it is: the great example for me is Mrs Iris Apfel whose style dress based on the mix of genres and accessories  has become legendary.
    
E.D.: Which artist / architect / designer do you admire most?

CG.: Elsa Schaparelli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and my friends of E2.


Christian Graciel/Ceintute_Belt
Christian Graciel/Ceintute_Belt
 
E.D.: What are currently your favourite brands or objects, and why?
 
CG.: Items of Jerome Abel Seguin, celebrating the unique beauty of nature. The apparent evidence of a rigorous of the finish and detail is just amazing.

E.D.: Can you describe an evolution in your work from your first projects to the present day?


CG.: Not much difference but a trend towards luxury and detail

E.D.: Your dream project?


CG.: To provide a better living conditions and a beautiful house for my family in Cameroon. Designing items for large grands couturiers and present my work exhibited in a museum.


Christian Graciel/Sac-Bag_Bois de rose
Christian Graciel/Sac-Bag_Bois de rose
 
E.D.: What is your favourite example of the use of sustainable fabrics/products in fashion design?

CG.:
I use materials that I recycle; for example the advertising tarpaulins becomes bags, shellfish breeding transformed into jewelry and chic accessories.

E.D.: What design project would you never design and why?

CG.: A gun

E.D.: What you hope your current work will bring to people, humanity?

CG.: Dream and fantasy.

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