Vivid coulours, unconventional prints and wonderfull embroidery, Benoît Missolin embodies the concept of pop fashion, Benoît always have fun with clichés.
His naïve and animated creations are an invitation to “go party”!
Born in Avignon in 1973, Benoît spent his childhood in Provence, where as a child he creates outfits for his Snoopy, scribbled designs in the margins of his schoolbook and became consumed by the world of design.
This surge of creativity never disappeared, and was maintaned well into his older years when Benoît sent his sketches to big fashion houses in Paris.
With a response from Christian Lacroix began his career in the fashion industry with the couturier, acting as a mentor and a guide.
After attending the shool of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, and heading off to the Studio Berçot, Benoît completes a series of apprenticeship, at Christian Lacroix -bien sur- but also Jean Colonna, Thierry Mugler, and Fred Sathal where he is appointed assistant.
He designs his first collections in 1997, but things really start to take shape in 2001 when he presents his first mixed catwalk show whith a Tyrolese disco inspiration.
The following collections go from “Croisière à Hawaî” to “Piste aux étoiles”. Benoît then wins the Swiss Textiles award at the Gwand Festival.
Today Chapurin, Diesel Gold Label, Bernhard Whilelm, MAC or Jean Paul Goude ask him to accessorize their runway shows or advertisements. To date, Benoît has collaborated with clients such as Anna Sui, Absolute Vodka and photographer Vincent Gapaillard.
Benoît Missolin creates the most exquisite, unique and vivicious pieces of milinery/ headwear you can find on luxury multibrands shelves. his brand is stocked by the most prestigious stores around the world, from Le Bon Marche in Paris to Liberty in London, Tsum in Moscow, Via Bus Stop and Opening Ceremony in Tokyo.