Designer Spotlight: Florian Jayet

Florian Jayet as a designer came to fruition after an unexpected start pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, however an interest sparked by his familial ties to fashion led the French-born designer down a different route altogether.

Inspired by his tailoress Grandmother, at age twenty-two, Jayet took to the arts- choosing to study History of Art (BA) at Paris’ first school of fashion, ESMOD. Since graduating, the young designer came to London, where he refined his craft in the studios of Alexander McQueen and Eymeric François.

Using his practical skill and biologist background as a foundation, Jayet explores nature as an avenue for inspiration; with recent collections being bold, fitted and highly structured, alike the exoskeletons of insects. 

Using his cultured upbringing as an influence in his work, Florian often finds inspiration from world cultures and civilisations for his collections. The self-described surrealist focuses primarily on structure and the use of unconventional materials as a means of using clothing to serve as a powerful projection of the “Modern Woman’s” societal role. 

Join us at Freemasons Hall on Saturday 18th at 12.30 to see Jayet’s Autumn/ Winter 12 presentation.

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