BIOGRAPHY

Eric Bergère was born in 1960. His aesthetic tastes were honed by his childhood surroundings in a town dating from the 13th and 14th centuries. His first contact with fashion came through his father, who was a children's clothing salesman. Eric and his three brothers accompanied him to boutiques and his first designs were drawn on old computer paper in the basement of the family house. " I was allergic to many things..." he says, " ...and so I would watch television and design better clothes for the singers he saw”.

He graduated from the Paris fashion college of Esmod with the first prize, in 1980. He trained briefly with Thierry Mugler and then he was hired by Hermes to design their women collections and modernized the venerable house by making jackets out of frog and toad skins, and covering shoes and handbags with its famous logo.

In 1986, he moved to Italy to take up the reins at Erreuno, just after Giorgio Armani. He was later, in 1991,
hired by Lanvin to create their prêt-a-porter and helped Inès de la Fressange to launch her own label.

In 1995, he finally decided to set up his own label. During his 1996 collection, singer Elton John popped by and bought almost every piece of his menswear.

His friend, photographer Mario Testino, says he has great respect for elegance and quality, as well as a great sense of modernity.
Françoise Lacroix (wife of Christian Lacroix) and former design director at Hermes believes that he would have been perfect for the jobs at Dior or Givenchy.

In 2002, he decided to develop his brand in Japan only, for an exclusive shirt collection for women and men distributed by United Arrows.

Since then, he has collaborated for many international fashion brands.

As artistic director, he designs ready to wear and knit collection for women, men and children and as a fashion design consultant, producing trend books, wardrobes for advertising fashion campaigns, styling and accessorizing for shows, creating play lists as celebrity dj for fashion shows.

Collaboration until 2010 with : Aigle (Paris), Cyrillus (Paris), Gerard Darel (Paris), Souleiado (Paris), Stefanel (Italie),
Sinclair (Italie), Jun Ashida (Tokyo), Miss A. (Tokyo)

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