Laurence Bossion « I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a head for hats » !
To Laurence Bossion, the hat is the natural extension of the woman, the final touch that completes and sublimates a subtly studied silhouette.
Hailing from the city of Marseille, Laurence Bossion grew up surrounded by elegant inspirations: her mother first and foremost, always well turned out, and also the imagery from fashion magazines and archived fashion gazettes from the 1920s, among which « L’Illustration ».
Fate brought her the first hat: nestled inside an old truck bought at auction, Laurence discovered an 18th century velvet (faluche), which she promptly relined.
Her love of made-to-measure and a keen eye for luxurious materials were the premisses of her creative identity. After studying at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, and being initiated in furs at the Saga International Design Center, Laurence collaborated in the ateliers of Christian Dior, Torrente and Guy Laroche before completing a degree in Fashion Management at the Institut Français de la Mode.
To her, detail is essential, and this expressed itself in the collection she presented at the final of the Courtelle competition: an Emma Peel inspired set, for which she created custom shoes and hats. Her retro-futuristic berets and caps showed her the way and she began designing accessories, including the silhouette defining essential: the hat.
Laurence opened her boutique and atelier in 2007 on 10 rue Saint Roch, steps away from the Tuileries gardens, an intimate boudoir where her chosen materials are free to express themselves and where her creativity knows no bounds, as her clients come to her to create bespoke pieces for many occasions. Sisal, parabutal straw, lush felts, cachemire are transformed by her hands into graphic and contemporary hats.
Inspired by the supreme elegance of the Fifties, Laurence is forever reinventing her own visual vocabulary through diverse inspirations, to create her collections. Her creativity and love of refined materials make her a sought-out milliner whose talent is being recognized by French and international press. Rewarded by the Premier Prix de l’Elégance at the Prix de Diane 2011, Laurence Bossion creations grace the pages of publications such as L’Express Style, Numéro, Gala, L’Officiel (France), Antidote, Vogue Italia, Glamour Italia, Pashion (Egypt) and many more.