For centuries now, fashion designers have sat in their studios in Paris, surrounded by fabric, thread, samples, drawings, pencils, big bags of textiles and patterns. Still today, this is the scene in the 26-year-old designer Louise de Testa’s studio on any given day, and more so, when she’s at her creative best: designing for her namesake sportswear brand for women.
Although based in Paris, the designer honed her skills abroad, by working under the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang and the fabled US Vogue. Louise describes her internship at Vivienne Westwood as “one of the most impressive discoveries.” It was here that she learned a lot more about the designing process. “I have understood that it is fine (and great) to create your own rules and your own creative processes.”
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