At times, one would like to content oneself with the official story. Camille Fournet could maintain the legend of its founder, that of an audacious artisan from Picardy that, after his beginnings in 1945, made his way to Paris to conquer the most prestigious watch brands and a wise clientele of connoisseurs. Since we took up the House in the mid ‘90s, it has not ceased to grow, opening boutiques in Paris, of course, but also in Tokyo and Beijing. We have witnessed an appreciation for exceptional savoir-faire and our unique standing in the world of leather goods. It is a reward for a House that took the risk to maintain its independence and promote the Made in France label, developed in its Manufacture in Picardy.
Yet there was a little voice that was telling us: is there not something more than patrimony, savoir-faire and tradition? There is. Camille Fournet is a House of contrasts. It is a House that loves to question itself, one that creates by ways of exchanges and collaboration.
We wish to play on contrasts, where others see contraries. In a tension between luxury, design and artisanry, Camille Fournet will propose leather goods collections that align tradition and innovation. Our savoir-faire are tokens of modernity.
Françoise et Jean-Luc Déchery
Brand Director and President of the house of Camille Fournet