Designer - Odette Christiane
Known as one of the most creative and influential designers to emerge from the Los Angeles fashion scene in the last twenty years, Odette Christiane has become one of the fashion world's preeminent trendsetters.
Born in Marseilles, France and raised in Los Angeles, California, Christiane's fashions reflect a hybrid point of view that integrates her two very distinct cultural experiences. By weaving together the seductive allure of French style and the drama and energy of Los Angeles, Christiane's designs transcend and transform the usual categories of artistic craftsmanship.
Christiane channels her instinctive knowledge of what women desire from clothing in the creation of couture designs that are both elegant and refreshing. Christiane reveals that her aesthetic philosophy is to "design clothes that people remember, clothing that is innocent in form, but daring enough to awaken the female body."
Working with painstaking attention to detail, Christiane utilizes her skills as both a designer and as a patternmaker to transform ideas into clothing. Christiane spends a tremendous amount of time with each design, paying particularly close attention to both the creative detail and the perfection of the fit. She prefers to work with a mix of fabrics, the practice that lends her creation a richness of texture and form unparalleled by any contemporary designer. The resulting designs are sufficiently understated so as not to upstage their wearer, but posses a simple elegance certain to set her apart from the crowd.
Over the last forty years, Christiane's designs have been featured in premier department and specialty stores around the world, from Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, to Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's in the United States. Additionally, her designs are frequently seen on many high profile individuals, both on and off screen.
Designer Odette Christiane