Camille Omerin, All is About Family

Camille Omerin, All is About Family

Family is the most important value for Camille Omerin. The value that made her understand very young the phrase “no pain, no gain”. Among her 4 brothers and sisters, this woman from Auvergne needed to fight. In order to be different, she knew she would have to work. Launching her own company was obvious to her. Fashion was as well. Camille is not faint-hearted. To become the best, she knew she would have to learn from the best. So she went to Paris and her greatest fashion companies. She learnt from their experience. Camille now knows by heart their fabrication process and her product, Maison Père. The clothes are inspired by her origins and takes the best from the men’s wardrobe, starting with the materials, which directly come from Italy. Camille is a modern storyteller, and she models wool, cashmere and silk inspired by these stories. Hers. A precious legacy Maison Père constantly reinvents. Every collection is inspired by one member of her family, a collection with timeless cuts and small details. Maison Père’s clothes are her, her identity and legacy. A declaration of love that never fades and gives a soul to her creations. A lot of people understand her work. Her first boutique was remarkably designed by Toro & Liautard, and through January, Maison Père will have a pop-up store in Bon Marché. She also has some daring collaborations already planned. Camille keeps being successful. She is only 27 but she knows her priorities and can count on her family and professional environment. So what’s next? The fashion designer who looks like a new Margot Tenenbaum – her stylistic icon – answers this question in her apartment. Interview of an entrepreneur with good taste.

Salon Canapé velours vert Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Salle à manger Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Salon Coin Livres Bibliothèque Canapé Fauteuil Art Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Poste radio vintage Lampe Ananas Commode bois Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Livre Vintage Couverture Orange Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin

Camille, can you tell us about your Maison Père brand?

Camille

I always wanted to create a brand. When I was young, around 15 or 16, I realised that it would learn a lot by working for established companies. I complete various internships and after working for 2 years at Chloé, I launched my own company. I had this deep conviction that I had to do it. I’m now on my 5th collection. We opened our first store last December and I’m pleased to see that our reputation is growing, day by day.

Why did you choose to focus on the idea of tradition and history?

Camille

 

These inspirations are important to me because I’m proud of my values and my origins. I grew up in Auvergne, in a family of entrepreneurs with an endless history and infinite references. The Maison Père story is made up of my emotional and family history.

How would you define your style in 3 words?

Camille

Maison Père reflects my style. It’s all about refined pieces, full of details, punctuated by elements which come from my emotional history. Maison Père has a neo-bourgeois DNA – and I add a healthy dose of madness to it! Our ultimate icon is Margot Tenenbaum, created by Wes Anderson. I adore her classical, singular and fanciful style – she’s the perfect image of a slightly quirky woman.

Who’s the most elegant, in your opinion?

Camille

I love Miuccia Prada, her strength of character and, in particular, her style and the details of her clothes. She’s a symbol of unconditional elegance, the embodiment of Italian allure.

Salon Fauteuil Crapaud Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Flacon vintage Décoration Bibelot Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Livres Étagère rouge Bibelot Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Salon Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Camille Omerin, All is About Family

What were you inspired by for your 2017 collection?

Camille

The Summer 2017 collection was inspired by my godmother Agnes’s wardrobe, with a seventies look. I’ve pinched many pieces from her wardrobe: items with Lurex jersey fabric, puff sleeves, flared jeans and more – that’s what led us to create this collection.

How do you see Maison Père evolving in the next few years?

Camille

When the brand is more established, I’d like to develop leather goods. I also would like to focus on retail by opening other stores in Paris and abroad, along with outlets in department stores. Maison Père is currently in Le Bon Marché, where we’ve opened a pop-up store on the 1st floor which will be there until the end of January.

Your first store is really beautiful. How did you come up with the idea for it? Who did you work with?

Camille

Red, my favourite colour, is the store’s main colour. The architects at Toro & Liautard immediately understood the Maison Père world and adapted it, incredibly tastefully, for our first store. It’s a mixture of history and modernity, a very unique space.

In terms of interior decoration, where do you find your inspiration?

Camille

I don’t have any particular inspiration, I often leaf through magazines and browse websites, but my home is filled with furniture and colours that I like. I start decorating a room with something like my sofa, which I’ve had recovered and then I build the story of the room around it.

Mur bleu Papillons Collection Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Chambre Papier peint Flamands roses Lampadaires The Socialite Family Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
La Redoute Velvet Quilt The Socialite Family x La Redoute 89,99€
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100% velvet green quilt. Size : 150 x 150 / 100 x 180 cm.

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La Redoute Marble Floor Lamp The Socialite Family x La Redoute 189,00€
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Floor Lamp in metal with brass finish and marble base.

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Arte wallpaper from the Avalon collection, Flamingo model (Ref : 31541).

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Zara Home Glass Cubes Lamp 99,99€
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Glass cubes table lamp.

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Chambre Lampadaire The Socialite Family Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Couloir Tapis ancien Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin

Can you name a designer you love, who inspires you?

Camille

I really like Nicola Falcone‘s work, especially his furniture line I find that the materials and colours he uses for the lines are really unique and different from the rest of the market. I also like his art deco inspiration.

What’s missing from your house?

Camille

I don’t feel that anything is missing. I just have a constant need for something new and for change. I get bored very quickly!

You’re just 27 years old and already at the head of a flourishing brand. Are you afraid of going too fast and running out of ideas?

Camille

It’s not a matter of speed, it’s about how things are put in place My priorities are to re-evaluate and to surround myself with a good team – that’s the key to moving forward.

What projects have you got for the coming year? 

Camille

I’ll keep developping Maison Père, with multi-brand stores and department stores (pas de virgule) in France and abroad. I’m also working on the brand’s reputation and visibility. I’m also tempted by home decor. Speaking of which, we’re working on a really great collaboration which is due in summer 2017…

Boutique Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin Peinture Rouge Table vintage
Portant habits Maison Père Boutique Créatrice Camille Omerin
Shooting Maison Père Créatrice Camille Omerin
Chemise Maison Père Boutique Paris Créatrice Camille Omerin
Boutique Assise cuir Lampe vintage Peinture rouge Créatrice Maison Père Camille Omerin
Portant habits Maison Père Boutique Créatrice Camille Omerin
Catalogue Maison Père Boutique Créatrice Camille Omerin
Boutique Camille Omerin Créatrice Maison Père
Devanture Maison Père Boutique Créatrice Camille Omerin

Credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily

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