After graduating from Esmod and working at Maria Luisa, Givenchy and Tara Jarmon, Claudia Paz reveals through her creations the know-how of traditional bolivian workshops. For her first season in l'Exception, Claudia Paz mixes oversize cuts, art deco patterns and assymetrical structures in a 100% alpaca collection.
Who are you?
I am Claudia Paz, young French-Bolivian, in love with Paris mixed culture.
How did you start in fashion?
Since my childhood, I have always wanted to create. I got my first sewing machine at 12 and I haven't stop sewing since then.
How would you define your style?
A combination between modern basics and traditionnal know-how, with always elaborated and different details.
What inspires you?
People around me, everyday changes, South America and its color
A few words about this collection...
For her third season, Claudia Paz mixes a return of tradition and handmade to bold cuts. This collection has a strong folk and ethnic touch. Created in Paris and produced in Bolivia, all the pieces are made from natural fabrics. Alpaga is still our favorite but we also use pima cotton and vegetally dyed leather.
What are you most proud of?
Having found the perfect balance between the fashion universe and highlighting the craftmen work, respecting their ancestral know-how.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Between Bolivia and Peru, mountains called the Altiplano.
Where can we find your collection?
In some parisian stores, especially at Brand Bazar, online, and, of course, on L'Exception!
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Without any hesitation, a strawberry Caipiroska!