Nathalie, creator of Rosamen Badoa hybrid and explosive style of clothing
Nathalie draws her "mix & match" inspiration and her passion for dresses from her childhood to create hybrid clothes between vintage and modern inspiration. The LEO bombers with a dressed or sporty carry is a good example of the hybridity of Rosamen Bado.
"I always thought I wouldn't be able to create my own brand because I didn't come from the right social background. Once I stopped being in the "yes but" and started, everything went naturally. Not everything is easy, but fluid. The name Rosamen Bado is a tribute to my mother's Haitian first name."
Rosamen Badothe clothing brand with the breath of life
As early as high school, Nathalie knew she wanted to create her own clothing brand. These are the crossroads, the paths that life sometimes takes us on, that led her there. “I couldn't afford a fashion school. I entered the sector in a different way." Studious, she started merchandising after obtaining a degree in philosophy. "I thought it was a good compromise: I was in the fashion business even though I wasn't a stylist." She joined a large French luxury house for which she worked for several years on the Côte d'Azur and then in Paris.
“When I became pregnant with my daughter, I had a lot of health concerns, there were risks for her and for me." It was this difficult and significant moment that pushed her to reconnect with her passion and persevere. “It gave me a lot of strength. Life doesn't hold much, so I decided to find solutions to get parts out of the work at the same time." From there, everything went smoothly.
Hybrid clothing between vintage and modern inspiration
The first model to come out is the LEO bombers with removable neck, "its hybridity represents my brand well, it can have a dressed or sporty look."
Nathalie will draw her inspiration from the "mix & match" and her passion for dresses in her childhood: "I had a tomboy side but I loved princess dresses, I always wore them with sneakers!" As a little girl, she already played with contrasts and outfits found in second-hand clothing stores with her mother.
Among other things, jacquard and velvet give life to pieces that are out of the shackles and yet familiar. It is inspired in particular by "African-American women of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.""The clothes that I found small in thrift stores could look like this." Her design studies also leave their mark on the volumes she particularly likes to nestle in the sleeves.
Luxury home fabrics for an ethical spirit and up-cycling
"It is important today to talk about ethical and responsible fashion, but I don't claim to save the world with my clothes. It's just normal!"
In contrast to fast-fashion, Rosamen Bado thinks creatively and sustainably. "I create my pieces with the end of rolls of luxury houses. I find it very exciting, me who loves to wear clothes, to arrive in a place without knowing what I'm going to find."
"All my clothes are made in Parisand earrings are made in Savoy." The designer has chosen to work only in France in a collaborative approach and to support young French talents and entrepreneurs. "I think it's important to help the model maker who also works independently and is the same age as me. I would rather collaborate with these people and have real human relationships than go and make cheaper elsewhere. We have everything we need here and we must preserve it!"
Nathalie still has a thousand ideas and desires in mind! The line of accessories will soon be further developed with jewelery and fabric bags in particular.
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