Based in Boston, their French blog author Sandrine has decided to go further than these “copy the look” magazine pages and analyse, dissect and expose the very essence of French style. She tackled the mission of curating emerging French designers and revealing their personal creative approach and style inspirations.
We truly appreciated her process and answered all her questions about the genesis of HANDS OF OIZO’s first collection “The Metamorphosis”.
Our Panniers Waist Belt (below) for example, is not only designed to create a daring silhouette, but also meets a very practical need: it comes up as a new alternative to carrying an (embarrassing) handbag in your active moments, by providing a 'hands-free' yet stylish way to have all you need at hand, with its two large pockets on the hips.
Further than its contemporary and pragmatic concept, it also refers to historical inspirations, like the 'sack-back gown’ or ‘robe à la Française’ from 18th century, which was worn over a panniers structure:
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