CÉLINE MARIE HERVÉ
Dedicated to perfection and captured by intimate detail - an insight into
her passion, inspiration and motivation.
Inspired by her French roots and driven by her German entrepreneurial spirit, Céline Marie grew up in the scenic South of Germany. Having French roots from her mothers side always played an integral role in her sense of style. For many years, she observed daily life in the busy streets of East London and Amsterdam, soaking up the incredibly historic depth of the boroughs merged with the melting-pot of cultural diversity. Surrounded by avant garde street fashion and strongly political artistic expression present in the neighborhood street art, her eye was drawn towards cultural expression and architecture.
WHERE HER PASSION IS ROOTED
'A deeply touching story that accompanies and motivates me until this day is the one of my close friend - a reminder of the incredibly healing power lingerie can have. After struggling with the scars and deformations of multiple surgeries, she never fully learnt to appreciate her feminine self again. When trying on a uniquely crafted set of my lingerie and spontaneously joining a shoot I organized at her family home, she dropped her self-doubt and genuinely enjoyed being captured on camera amongst the other professional models. Seeing how simply putting on a beautiful set of lingerie enables to re-discover the love you have for your body and to let go of unrealistic ideals was the most powerful and emotional experience I have gained. My mission and goal since is to pass on what she felt this very moment, and hope to continue to inspire and empower women with what I do.' - Céline Marie
EXPERTISE & INFLUENCES
Intrigued by intricately crafted lace and structured couture gowns from early child hood days, Céline Marie discovered her true passion for lingerie in London. Ever since graduating from the prestigious University of the Arts - London College of Fashion with a First Class Honours degree in Fashion Contour in 2018, she has been dedicated to perfecting her craft. With many years of experience in the lingerie industry and world of Haute Couture, she has gained influences from notable houses across all disciplines, with a few including Iris van Herpen, Agent Provocateur and Julien MacDonald.
"THERE IS HOPE AND BEAUTY SOMEWHERE IN THERE,
IF YOU LOOK FOR IT." HR GIGER
FINDING BEAUTY IN THE ABSURD
'I like to capture inspiration from the endless fleeting moments in our daily lives, capturing what goes unnoticed. Whether it is the broken reflection of a light ray, an unusual discoloration of a deteriorated facade front or other effects nature and erosion bring upon this man-made world. My passion for gothic architecture, the renaissance era and baroque influences carry themselves throughout my existence, my sense of style and personal preference. Deeply intrigued by surreal art and technological progress not only becoming part of our daily lives but bodies, I am fascinated by the world of visionairies such as HR Giger or Zdzislaw Beksinski.' - Céline Marie
BEHIND THE NAME HERVÉ
The traditional French name of Breton origin Hervé derived from the designers French roots, her mothers maiden name. It symbolises her personal continuation of her family heritage and deeply embedded interest in the French Savoir-Faire, inspired by her mothers creative expression and crafts-driven design approach. The names’ history reveals that Hervé symbolises strength and fierceness. It is known to be the equivalent for warrior which refers back to the very essence of the brand, empowering the uniqueness and inner strength of women.
Our scars mark a vulnerable version of us, yet our flaws are what truly defines our beauty.
Hervé’s mission is to inspire women to love themselves the way they are, to encourage unconditional self- love and find beauty in what others may consider flaws. To Céline Marie, lingerie is way more than a daily necessity. A beautifully crafted set of intimate apparel has an enormous effect on the wearers aura, even if it cannot be seen on the outside. It inspires a deeply profound confidence from within and allows women to re-discover the love they have for their bodies.
DESIGNED WITH LOVE, HANDMADE WITH CARE.
Every creation is designed and hand made upon order by Céline Marie herself. The artistic process begins with the materials, from intricate laces to unusual textiles, paired with inspiration in form of conceptual visuals and daily moments. Whilst she loves hand drawing and sketching ideas, the best designs come to life on the female form, through draping fabrics on the bodily curves. Often, the most beautiful ideas come to life by complete accident as every material carries an unexpectedness that cannot be captured on paper.
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