Marin Mon­tagut Comp­toir des Co­ton­niers

Milk Magazine (English) - - COLLAB - Text: Hélène La­halle - Pho­tos: Claire Co­cano comp­toird­e­sco­ton­

Marin grew up in Toulouse, home to Comp­toir des Co­ton­niers. The ready-to-wear brand gave the French il­lus­tra­tor carte blanche to de­sign a cap­sule col­lec­tion that pays homage to its ca­nine mas­cot Leon. Meet the artist.

What in­spired this col­lec­tion?

Paris! This city never ceases to in­spire me… I’ve been a Parisian for nearly four­teen years now, yet I’m still struck with won­der when­ever I ride across the Seine on my scooter. I love the idea of liv­ing in a pic­ture post­card. So I used this type of cor­re­spon­dence in my work for Comp­toir des Co­ton­niers and made Leon my mes­sen­ger! I’m fas­ci­nated by the graphic iden­tity of old postage stamps. I sought to adapt their old-fash­ioned charm to the present. I love the idea of writ­ing to one an­other; I feel nos­tal­gic for yes­ter­year’s charm­ing means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Is travel a source of in­spi­ra­tion for you?

Yes! It’s one of my main sources. Trav­el­ling to find more in­spi­ra­tion, com­par­ing it with Parisian codes, mix­ing up cul­tures or dis­cov­er­ing a new craft all en­rich my cre­ativ­ity. New dis­cov­er­ies and cu­rios­ity are the main driv­ing forces in my work. While Paris is my home port, I some­times like to go away to re­mind my­self how unique it is and what an end­less source of in­spi­ra­tion it is for me. Set­ting off to find new ci­ties, to dis­cover new skills and com­pare my way of look­ing at things with the un­known is a strength that nour­ishes my work on a daily ba­sis.

How would you de­scribe this cap­sule col­lec­tion?

It has a sense of warm weather and ad­ven­ture… silk scarves to tie around your hair when driv­ing an open-top car this sum­mer in Italy; a bag to take to the mar­ket or beach; and T-shirts to say “I love you” to your mother. Cor­re­spon­dence from a daugh­ter to her mother, stamps with old-fash­ioned charm to stick on a post­card. A trib­ute to Paris and Parisian women!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from France

© PressReader. All rights reserved.