Jennifer Chambaret: crear elegancia con savoir-faire

En el mun­do de la moda, Jen­ni­fer Cham­ba­ret siem­pre ha sen­ti­do pasión por el dise­ño y el arte de la crea­ción. Des­de sus ini­cios en las artes apli­ca­das en la escue­la has­ta sus estu­dios avan­za­dos en dise­ño de ves­tua­rio y dise­ño de moda, la tra­yec­to­ria de Jen­ni­fer ha esta­do mar­ca­da por una bús­que­da ince­san­te de la exce­len­cia y la inno­va­ción. Ins­pi­ra­da por dise­ña­do­res emble­má­ti­cos como Ale­xan­der McQueen e Iris van Her­pen, se ha hecho un hue­co con su mez­cla úni­ca de ele­gan­cia, como­di­dad y sos­te­ni­bi­li­dad. En la actua­li­dad, la mar­ca de Jen­ni­fer Cham­ba­ret es un tes­ti­mo­nio de su dedi­ca­ción a la crea­ción de pie­zas atem­po­ra­les y escul­tu­ra­les que resue­nan con la sen­si­bi­li­dad moder­na.
Jen­ni­fer nos con­fía su tra­yec­to­ria, su mar­ca y su for­ma de crear.

¿Podría describir su trayectoria profesional y explicar qué le motivó a crear su propia marca de moda?

JC: I have always enjo­yed dra­wing, ima­gi­ning objects, and obser­ving. So I pur­sued a high school diplo­ma in Applied Arts. I encoun­te­red the pro­fes­sion by joi­ning a Diplo­ma of Art Tra­des pro­gram – spe­cia­li­zing in cos­tu­me design, after high school. I was drawn to the idea of crea­ting objects and wor­king with moving bodies, and cos­tu­me design see­med like a good path.
At that time, clothing beca­me a real encoun­ter for me. I beca­me awa­re that clothing, as an object around the body, is a very com­plex, beau­ti­ful object, and that it can beco­me a work of art in itself. This led me to fashion. I dis­co­ve­red the work of Ale­xan­der McQueen, Iris van Her­pen… And a little later, Made­lei­ne Vion­net, Azze­di­ne Alaïa, Yoh­ji Yama­mo­to.

Jennifer Chambaret
Jen­ni­fer Cham­ba­ret

I con­ti­nued my trai­ning by joi­ning the Ensad, in the Fashion Design sec­tor. Pro­ject after pro­ject, my work beca­me more refi­ned. I would even say that fit­ting after fit­ting, I enjo­yed seeing peo­ple feel good wea­ring my pie­ces. This gra­dually gui­ded me towards the desire I have today to accom­pany peo­ple by dres­sing them in their daily lives. From scul­ptu­ral pie­ces, I gra­dually moved towards zero was­te designs, then sin­gle-pie­ce cuts, adjus­ta­ble sizes, uni­sex… I have expe­ri­men­ted a lot and con­ti­nue to do so. The search for volu­me is inexhaus­ti­ble! And that’s what I like most in life. My pro­fes­sio­nal expe­rien­ces in Iris van Herpen’s stu­dio and Yiqing Yin’s stu­dio were ins­pi­ring and for­ma­ti­ve. They gave me the desire to under­ta­ke and crea­te my own brand.

¿Cómo definir ¿Su estilo creativo?

JC: The DNA of Cham­ba­ret is abo­ve all the asso­cia­tion of ele­gan­ce and com­fort.
An ample and fluid silhouet­te, time­less pie­ces, dis­creet sen­sua­lity. Natu­ral mate­rials of very high qua­lity.
And if only one thing were to be remem­be­red: great com­ple­xity in cut and detail. That’s my dri­ving for­ce in crea­tion.

Jennifer Chambaret
Cham­ba­ret — Foto­gra­fía: Joseph Rott­ner — Mode­lo: Eli­se Spei­cher
Jennifer Chambaret
Cham­ba­ret — Foto­gra­fía: Joseph Rott­ner — Mode­lo: Tibalt Dau­tel

¿Podría hablarnos del proceso de fabricación de sus piezas?

JC: Everything is done in my workshop in Mon­treuil. From design to pro­duc­tion. I have a fairly com­prehen­si­ve pro­fi­le: I am a trai­ned desig­ner and have been tea­ching pat­tern making in a fashion school for six years now. This dual role allows me to mana­ge all sta­ges of collec­tion deve­lop­ment, from the idea to pro­toty­ping and pro­duc­tion. By mee­ting other pro­ject lea­ders, I reali­zed how lucky I am to have this job in my hands. So, I’m ban­king on that.
Further­mo­re, I am very ins­pi­red by the act of making. Being in con­tact with crafts­manship cons­tantly allows me to impro­ve my designs, to push the boun­da­ries even further in deve­lop­ment.

Jennifer Chambaret
Cham­ba­ret — Foto­gra­fía: Joseph Rott­ner — Mode­lo: Eli­se Spei­cher
Jennifer Chambaret
Cham­ba­ret — Foto­gra­fía: Joseph Rott­ner — Mode­lo: Eli­se Spei­cher

¿Cuáles son los compromisos y valores que guían su marca?

JC: I mainly sour­ce deads­tock (end-of-roll fabrics from over­pro­duc­tion). This allows me to work with excep­tio­nally high-qua­lity mate­rials whi­le remai­ning acces­si­ble. I spend a lot of time loo­king at fabrics and fin­ding gems. This is a very sti­mu­la­ting pha­se of ins­pi­ra­tion for me. Just as a cera­mist works with dif­fe­rent clays, I am very in touch with my wor­king mate­rials: fabrics. They are what sti­mu­la­te my volu­mes.
I pla­ce par­ti­cu­lar impor­tan­ce on trans­mis­sion. Also, I am a tea­cher in a fashion school and regu­larly wel­co­me interns to my workshop. I enjoy sha­ring with them what I dis­co­ver about the entre­pre­neu­rial adven­tu­re, and our dis­cus­sions are always sti­mu­la­ting for me. It’s a chan­ce to be able to sha­re your pas­sion like this.

Jennifer Chambaret
Cham­ba­ret — Foto­gra­fía: Joseph Rott­ner — Mode­lo: Eli­se Spei­cher y Tibalt Dau­tel

En Conclusión

La tra­yec­to­ria de Jen­ni­fer Cham­ba­ret en el mun­do de la moda es una nota­ble mez­cla de pasión, crea­ti­vi­dad y com­pro­mi­so con la sos­te­ni­bi­li­dad. Sus dise­ños, carac­te­ri­za­dos por sus silue­tas flui­das y su meticu­losa arte­sa­nía, refle­jan una pro­fun­da com­pren­sión de la for­ma y la fun­ción. Al abas­te­cer­se de teji­dos usa­dos de alta cali­dad y man­te­ner un enfo­que prác­ti­co en su taller de Mon­treuil, Jen­ni­fer no sólo crea pren­das her­mo­sas, sino que tam­bién defien­de prác­ti­cas eco­ló­gi­cas. Su tra­ba­jo sigue ins­pi­ran­do e inno­van­do, lo que la con­vier­te en una fuer­za sig­ni­fi­ca­ti­va en el pano­ra­ma de la moda con­tem­po­rá­nea.
Des­cu­bra otras mar­cas y dise­ña­do­res de moda en nues­tra pági­na dedi­ca­da.

Escri­to por Mathis Rey­naud
13 de junio de 2024

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