Alexis Mabille

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Alexis Mabille
Born (1977-11-30) November 30, 1977 (age 36)
Lyons, France
Nationality French
Education Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille is a Lyons born, Parisian based fashion designer who is the creative director of his namesake label, Alexis Mabille.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alexis Mabille was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Lyons, France. His mother had an interest in fashion, and taught the young Mabille how to use a needle and thread. He developed an expertise in creating clothes, and as a teen would dress his family and friends. He designed clothes for the Lyons opera, and made clothes for a growing number of clients.[2]

Education[edit]

In 1995, Mabille enrolled in the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne for a three-year course. In 1997, he graduated early due to his early expertise at couture designs. He would then train at Ungaro and Nina Ricci.[3]

Career[edit]

After his training at Nina Ricci and Ungaro, Mabille moved to Dior where then-creative director John Galliano noticed his talent and appointed him to design the 1997 accessories collection for the house. It was a major success, and he collaborated on the men's jewelry collection with Hedi Slimane, who would later go on to head Dior Homme.[3] He would continue his service at Dior while collaborating with such celebrated fashion houses as Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme.[1] In 2005, he launched his namesake label, his designs at that time unisex. He used the bowtie as his logo, which also showed up in his designs.[1] His collections for Ready to Wear were lauded across the fashion world, with such people as Karl Lagerfeld and Mick Jagger praising his bowtie collections.[3] In 2008, Alexis Mabille showed at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for the first time.

Personal life[edit]

Mabille currently lives in Marais, Paris, France.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alexis Mabille". Alexis Mabille. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Alexis Mabille - Fashion Designer". Tendances-de-mode.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d Teresa Cannatà. "Alexis Mabille". Vogue.it. Retrieved 2013-05-15.