Elisabeth Berthon: From Mother Nature to a Unique Designer

“I quickly understood that the felt making was going to become my new universe.”

Elisabeth Berthon speaks about time. Time as a source for dedication, patience and solitude. She assures her designs require a time-oriented approach mainly because of her interest in experimentation with biodegradable textiles. Actually, her love for handmade wool felt also started at a time of exploration, exploration of the self, when she was doing a round-the-world sail trip and arrived to New Zealand. And since she discovered felt, she never left it.

Elisabeth is a designer working and living surrounded by nature in Lyon, France. She was born among the vineyards of Clos de Vougeot in the Burgundy region, but at some point of her own development she realised and accepted the idea that clothing, in terms of one-off pieces, would be a constant and reliable source of joy for her. And that is why she moved to Paris, where she studied pattern making at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and experienced the tough hierarchy of the fashion houses with Messirs Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld (Chanel).

In 1981 the designer created her own brand, LolaBastille, and her beautiful designs are featured in the winter issue of No Serial Number Magazine. A beautiful article is dedicated to the work of Elisabeth, who speaks about her clothes with a lot of passion and consciousness. Get to know more about this amazing designer and her visions of textile design by buying our magazine!


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