International Women's Day Special: Meet our designer
To celebrate International Women's Day, we catch up with a woman we're inspired by every day, our Head of Design, Mathilde Grivi.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU AS A DESIGNER?
Traveling and exploring new cultures has always been my main source of inspiration. I'm also fascinated by people, especially those who dare to think outside the box and are driven by passion.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
I've always loved mixing colors, materials, and styles that others might not have dared to experiment with, but I always dress comfy. I think the pandemic has challenged the norms of casual dressing- a tracksuit or jumpsuit can easily be dressed up or down, in my opinion.
Mathilde wearing the Secret Garden Jumpsuit, released in spring 2021
WHAT DESIGNS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF FROM THE NEW SS21 COLLECTION?
I’m proud to be part of a company that supports the LGBTQ movement. Two of my favorite pieces are the new Pride designs: the multicolored Bandana and the Psychedelic Jumpsuit. I am currently obsessed with the ’70s, and I love the way the Psychedelic jumpsuit turned out to be such a fresh and cool piece.
The Pride collection will be released in spring 2021
WHAT OTHER DESIGNS ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
At Onepiece, we start to work on the sketches one year ahead. I've just finished designing the fall/winter 2021 collection and am currently working on spring/summer 2022 styles. Due to the pandemic and the traveling restrictions, we have to be even more creative when searching for inspiration.
AND FINALLY, HOW IMPORTANT IS COMFORT TO YOU?
Comfort is key! I've always been very picky about what I wear. I don’t like anything that's itchy, stiff, or too tight. Even when I dress up for a party or night out, I choose comfy clothes and shoes and prefer loose and baggy to feminine and fitted.
Top 5 Unisex Jumpsuits
At Onepiece, we're all about creating unisex loungewear that could be worn by anybody and everybody. Our jumpsuits are designed to be mixed and matched with friends and family, so you can spend less time worrying about what to wear, and more time enjoying yourself, comfortably!