Harpe is a French haute couture brand, that manufactures each piece by hand. It is based and produced exclusively in Paris. Crystal Carnival met with Marina Benesty, Harpe‘s Creative director. Interview by Maya AlShabab.
Tell us about the driving idea behind the creation of Harpe … Harpe is a young brand, which is distinguished by its romantic, bohemian yet urban style. The designers are my mother, Françoise and I. We aim at creating a mélange of two generations, two experiences and two fashion worlds. The essential thing that sets us apart as a brand is the quality of each piece, as well as the high exclusivity of each piece. If you wear something from Harpe, you are wearing something very different from everyone else.
So which concepts or themes shape the brand? … I would say it is the particular attention we give to ‘morphology’, to the structure and shape of the body. That is to say we want the client to feel very close to her clothes. We want her to know that this pieces is made with her in mind. This is why we have a special service at our online boutique to help clients in choosing pieces that suit them perfectly.
Where are the collections made? … All the items are made in Paris. At Harpe, every single piece is ‘pampered’ in a way because of how much attention we pay to every single detail. The seamstresses give very particular attention to each piece, to its cut, assembly and production.
The fabrics are all made in Europe. As for the patterns, they are all made in Lyon, France which is a traditional center for pattern creation in the French fashion history.
And where can we find the collections? … The collections are sold exclusively online, and are usually limited in number. Our website is “www.harpe-paris.com“.
To shop Harpe visit www.harpe-paris.com .
To stay up to date with Harpe, follow them on Instagram at : Harpe Paris