“In the evening, I imagined the first model, the sun skirt, and gave my brand the name of Lostenn which means skirt in Breton. »
“It was during a walk in Brittany that I discovered the art of pleating. When I half-opened the door to the workshop, I was amazed: in front of me hundreds of pleating looms, rolled and layered from floor to ceiling... In the evening, I imagined the first model, the sun skirt, and gave my brand the name of Lostenn which means skirt in Breton. »
Back in Paris, Carole makes her choice of Lognon, one of the last workshops where the pleat is still made by hand. Founded at the end of the 19th century, rue de Buci in Paris, Lognon, now Chanel's art house, has joined Le 19 M, a prestigious building bringing together a constellation of French know-how. It is there, in the secrecy of the workshop, that knowledge is transmitted.
LOSTENN relies on the unique know-how of pleating by interpreting it through three models of skirts, which fluidly accompany the movement of women.
After several years as a stylist at Hermès, Givenchy and Carven, Carole Doreau founded Lostenn in 2021, which crystallizes her love of craftsmanship and handwork.