Passionate about comedy and emotion, the creator Mathilde Criqui, of French and Italian origin, graduated from the great theater school, Cours Florent, located in Paris. Mathilde has always been inhabited by this instinctive artistic fiber and ambition for fashion that motivated and pushed her to embark. From an early age, she grew up in a family working in the Italian textile industry.
Following her many travels, which allowed her to travel the world and especially the capitals of fashion such as London, Milan, New York and Paris (French emblem of haute couture), she decided to make her own collections. She created Mathilde C in August 2016.
When she lived in Casablanca, Mathilde was fascinated by the traditional and genuine craftsmanship of Moroccan artisans. It is this vision that she seeks to trace and evoke in the making of each of her models.
Her “retro chic” style reflects the 70s that marked the entire history of fashion by the emancipation of women and carelessness. Inspired by icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Jackie Kennedy, but also by famous French houses such as Courreges, Hermes and Givenchy, Mathilde aspires to address this provocative and uninhibited image of the sophisticated and elegant woman. She demonstrates it both in the shape of her bags and in the materials chosen. The story of Hermès Birkin bag embodies perfectly the philosophy and the concept wanted of Mathilde C. It speaks about Jane Birkin having met in the plane Jean-Louis Dumasen 1981, president of the Hermès house which created the bag “to imagine and to draw Was considered ideal by Jane, a young mother, because she could not find a practical and elegant bag at the same time. It is from all these elements that inspired the woman Mathilde C, is chic, with a bag easy to wear and essential for everyday life!
Fashion is more than just a garment or an accessory, fashion is a story, an experience, a beautiful non-verbal and artistic expression of each of us.
Mathilde C wants to share her passion for fashion, especially leather goods, while allowing any woman to tell their personality through all its different bag collections. With a chic, clean, and avant-garde design, Mathilde C reflects the perfect alliance between France and Italy in one bag !