Created in 2009 by Marie Macon and Anne-Laure Lesquoy, the French brand bearing both their names offers embroidered accessories. Keen on elegance and details, the two designers love outstanding skills and know how to find the best craftspersons from here or elsewhere. Over the years, their collections have been tinted by the trips they have made together, which inspire them as much as they transport them. From Russia to Japan, from Rwanda to Detroit and Pondichery, the colours and encounters give birth to beautiful ideas. Engaged, funny, sometimes whimsical and always poetic, the look Marie and Anne-Laure take at our world cunningly blends softness and cheek.
Inspiration is everywhere: near and far, emanating from serendipitous encounters with fire ants, Russian masseuses, fantastic trains, and crazy personalities.
From the idea to the prototype, the creative path of M&L follows meticulous steps. At the outset: the drawings arise from Marie's careful sketching, who leaves nothing to chance. What happens next: the expert artistry of Anne-Laure, who launches the conceptualisation of the item.
Always attentive to highlight specific savoir-faire, Marie and Anne-Laure brought the bullion thread embroidery borrowed from the military badges up-to-date. It is in Pakistan, with remarkable craftspeople, that M&L chose to use this very ancient technique that appeared in Europe and Asia in the 17th century. Travellers in search of the best, the French brand's designers also call upon a mechanic embroidery workshop in Portugal, and a Rwandese workshop for the needle-painting technique.
They are not afraid of giving rise to pink elephants or energy-saving light bulbs, to oil spills on silk or Breton oysters.
Settled in Paris and Granville, Macon&Lesquoy create beautiful collections according to the seasons and their travels. Their creations cunningly blend elegance, audacity and humour. Since 2009, Macon&Lesquoy have been asserting their originality and their attention to detail, to ever and always charm the Sunday poets, luxury lovers, handsome boys, gorgeous moms and old dandies around the globe, who’d rather laugh at everyday life.