Camilla Frances

Replay, marque italienne de jeans haut de gamme, a réalisé une tenue bleu marine à la doublure grenat, les couleurs du FC Barcelone.

Replay, the high-end Italian jeans label, created a navy blue outfit with dark red liningthe colors of FC Barcelona.

Féminité, fraîcheur et jeunesse ont inspiré à Camilla Frances l’écrin de L’Air du Temps Eau Florale, toute récente fragrance de Nina Ricci.

Fresh youthfulness and femininity inspired Camilla Frances’s box for Nina Ricci’s brand-new fragrance, L’Air du Temps Eau Florale.

Camilla Frances Meet this print designer, who has just collaborated with Nina Ricci, as she talks about her career and shares her most special place.

Girls may not be born on a bed of roses, but Camilla Frances might have been: her mother is a florist. After a childhood in Scotland, where her creativity found an outlet on the walls of the playroom (a dream!), and art studies, she headed for the sun. She spent time in Asia, Australia and Los Angeles, soaking up trends, fashions and electric colors, and discovered a different way of doing business. British at heart, she opened a studio in London near two parks, where she can sketch leaves and flowers for inspiration. She has a well-loved team (a source of energy for her), which designs prints that are sold worldwide. But there is nothing industrial about the operation: 80 percent of their designs start out as watercolors or drawings in charcoal or pencil, which are then digitized and colored with software used in unexpected ways. She likes thinking outside the box, getting out and about, selectively soaking up influences to fire the imaginations of her ten colleagues. She loves travel, having fun and variety. Above all, she is determined to avoid repeating herself. Playing with colors makes her happy. She recharges her batteries at the family home, steeped in happy memories, and dreams of a house in Devon where she can take up painting again, have friends and family to stay, and go for long walks in the countryside.

“The place where I feel most at home . . .

is Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. It’s a village on the atlantic coast, in the far southwest of England. I discovered this paradise as a teenager, on vacation, then explored further while studying textile design at Falmouth University. The people there are lovely and welcoming. You can do everything on foot, and I like being far from London. In the summer, the sea lapping the little beaches is delightfully green and I like to go for long swimsit’s my favorite activity. I even dived in last Christmas! The magnificent, wild coast is fairly windy, but the light, often white, makes the yellow flowers dazzling and the incredible greens shimmer.”


Isabelle d’Ornano