About the Claramonte brand
The brand Claramonte has appeared as a result of efficient collaboration of Pierre Gionnet and Philippe Bertrand after they met in 2004. Braiding is certainly a signature mark of the brand that has been combining the skills, originality and modernity for nearly 10 years. Indeed, the brand offers very contemporary interpretation of traditional crafts.
Inspired by exotic materials and embroideries of Nomadic cultures of North Africa, the brand is guided by the perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and oriental sophistication. The use of high quality materials and natural pigments adds intense colors and beautiful lighting effects to the creations. There are many hours spent on handmade creation of each piece, so all of them are definitely unique. Throughout the years, the brand is associated with the elegance and rich heritage.
The brand is the result of collaboration between Peter Gionnet, the designer with plain and refined style, who is also famous for reconstruction and furniture design of the restaurant “Le Pause Café” near Bastille in Paris, and Philippe Bertrand, passionate designer who graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris and worked for such famous and respected fashion houses like Lacroix, Chanel, Maison Lemarie, Jean Paul Gaultier and Kenzo.
Since 2011, when Philippe Bertrand discovered for himself the rich culture of Morocco, we can see the strong influence of North Africa in his creations. At the same time, Pierre Gionnet is immersing through dream world combining humor and poetry in the creations of Claramonte.
Winter Collection 2012
New Winter 2012 Collection of Claramonte once again combines elegance and traditions. The designers, Pierre Gionnet and Philippe Bertrand, continue to work with the best craftsmen and unique techniques, especially for embroidery and weaving. The color pallet for the coming season is broad – burgundy, blue, purple, dark caramel are perfectly blended with such neutral colors like off-white, taupe, brown and black. Innovative and original materials, including plaited leather, neon fur or wool, colored sequins and tassels, are formed in simple shapes in order to bring out the details of the creation process. The leather fringes are also presented in this Claramonte collection bringing a bit of the tribal spirit to it.