Cholente: beautifully fancy swinging clothes!
The creative heads behind this newly established, small fashion company are Eileen & Andrew, a curator and an artist, born in New York and Sydney… but live in Paris, Toronto and India… and for short stints each year, they also live in a funny small town in North California, in a little house by the sea… Some years ago, Eileen and Andrew recently started to make clothes for kids – charming and cheeky and always with a bit of a swing… their little daughter is their inspiration. In the past the creative couple have done projects with Commes des Garcons, Agnes B. and others… primarily working now with women in Pondicherry, in India, where they live part time. There is no mass production: each piece is individually hand made. The whole production process is intuitive, intimate and entirely hands on. “Developing relations with people, especially with women, is the great pleasure and challenge”, says Eileen. Yes, one really can see, that they love what they do!
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Text by Claudia Antonia Merkle