About the Brand
The brand’s adventure began in Paris in 1971, when the couple of Gerard and Danièle Darel decided to create the House of Gerard Darel. Located in the heart of Sentier, the first boutique opened in 1987 in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In 1996, Danièle acquired the famous Jacky Kennedy black pearl necklace in an auction, which was reproduced by the brand in several colors. This was a great success for the brand, leading to a report about Gerard Darel on CNN. From here, Gerard Darel began its meteoric rise. The now iconic 24 Hours bag from Gerard Darel made its debut in 2005 to huge commercial success. In fact, it is so popular that one is sold every two minutes around the world. With muses such as Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brooke Shields and Robin Wright, the brand is held in high regard as a symbol of chic elegance with the French touch.
The House of Gerard Darel is inspired by the spirit of vintage chic which breathes a timeless life into all of its creations. The designs revisit codes of classic femininity and each ensemble is complimented with timeless accessories. The creative director of the brand, Camille Naim, presents us with a pieces in rich fabrics and supple skins for a definitively luxurious aura.
Fall/Winter 2015 Collection
A resolutely seventies spirit hovers over the entire leather goods Autumn-Winter Collection 2015 by Gérard Darel. Fruit of rich creative work, combining noble finishes, quality skins and accurate research of colours and textures, this collection is decidedly bohemian chic. In this way sheepskin leather of an antique effect, mixed woven wool, long-haired lamb, fringed leather or even patchworks or are worked in soft natural hues, camel, tomette, taupe or khaki, onto the models of the iconic 24H or Paris 6 lines. A new model of the SF City line, the Clayton, brings back the days of seventies style bag, inspired by the messenger bag, of whom Janis Joplin was a major fan as she ensured a decidedly hippie chic look. A favourite this season, the Gerard, a clever shopping bag that fulfills any need for a bag. In smooth leather or laminated metallic, it can accommodate shopping, your computer or a spare change of shoes all with grace and humour thanks to its keyring giving a playful message. Finally, the Buckley, a structured baguette bag, sturdy and graphic, the bag assures a both sophisticated and boho chic look through its interesting leather patchwork.