Mariot Chanet is a French brand with an emphasis on creativity and technical innovations. For example, the use of clips and metal poppers instead of traditional sewn seams.
The company was created in 1987 by two designers, Michel Meunier born in 1956 and Olivier Chatenet born in 1960, both professionally trained in haute couture ateliers and with a shared desire to get ahead. From 1989, they produced a knitwear line and from 1994 they collaborated with Hermès on women’s prêt-à-porter.
In 1997 Mariot Chanet closed, a victim of the recession in the French market, but at the end of the 1990s, the duo reformed the company, specializing in bespoke production for private clients. In 2000 this new role gathered greater momentum. The designers focused on reconstructing second-hand garments, in particular vintage and ethnic ones. They began to show on the Parisian runways again.
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