Angélique, Domitille, can you tell us about yourselves?
We’re two sisters.
Who does what at Sœur , which means “Sister”?
Angélique takes care of management and development, while I handle the artistic aspect.
Who inspires your collections?
I don’t have a specific woman in mind. I just know that she is simple, active, free, full of grace, and sexy. There is a motion, a look, or an attitude that can attract my attention and serve as the start of an inspiration.
Who is the “Sœur” woman?
Her, specifically, I hope!
What is your signature piece?
We have just launched a line of shoes which I hope will become an icon of Sœur‘s style! In particular, a pair of lizardskin-style, plain leather moccasins and a pair of boots that I love. Otherwise, perhaps the Cabana. I love the weave as well! Finally, as you’ll appreciate, it’s difficult to settle on a single item.
Who represents the spirit of Sœur most effectively?
I am particularly fond of the coats that create instant appeal, bare legged after the summer or wrapped up warm for winter, preferably chosen a size larger than usual.
Any favourite topics that make you stand out?
I like our cotton canvas and our prints that have been developed in India, but I must admit that poplin is seriously starting to gain ground.
Can you sum up your style in three words?
Always a tough one… Masculine and feminine, authentic, colourful – I love combining lots of contrasts and contradictions!
There is a motion, a look, or an attitude that can attract my attention and serve as the start of an inspiration.
Do you have a particular preference for a period in interior design?
I admire the artist Charlotte Perriand and find her inspirational, both as an architect and as a designer. Her work embodies both simplicity and efficiency!
Where do you like to go looking when you want to buy furniture?
Recently, I’ve been looking online, and in particular, I’ve just bought a modular sofa by Mario Bellini. It dates from the 70s and I bought it on Selency. And in the flea markets, of course!
What do you dream of?
Too many things to name only one.
What are your plans for the near future?
We’ve just opened two stores in Paris. One in the Marais and another in the 16th arrondissement. Apart from that, we will be launching a “limited edition,” – which really means a lot to us – during October. I can’t say any more than that!
Photography: Constance Gennari – Text: Caroline Balvay – Translation: TextMaster @thesocialitefamily