Established 2018, the design studio AURELIE FONTAN started by implementing holistic circular strategies to bring sustainability and innovation to the Couture sector.
Convinced that bio-fabrication and circular design strategies is what the future holds for the fashion industry, our studio is dedicated to pioneering hybrid new technologies and a new craftsmanship to push for a change through our environmentally-conscious designs.
Through fashion commissions, collaboration and multi-media projects, our portfolio includes major brands and institutions such as Samsung, Netflix, Errol Douglas, Michael Kors, Fashion Scout, and more.
Paris born, UK-based designer Aurélie Fontan launched her eponymous label in 2018 as a circular Couture design studio, with a focus on biodesign and the circular economy. Aurélie’s work represents the “techno-craft” concept, where feminine, inspirational and eco-friendly luxury womenswear is produced from the latest technology and unconventional techniques.
With training in Paris, Edinburgh and London at the Royal College of Art, Aurelie's work oscillates between speculation and real-life design solutions for a more symbiotic lifestyle.
In 2019, she co-founded the biodegradable plant-based leather alternative start-up Mykkö.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
LONDON MAYOR ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Winner 2020
MA SCHOLARSHIP 2020 I British Fashion Council
PRIX DE LA VOCATION I Winner I Fondation pour la Vocation
FASHION MAKES SENSE AWARD Finalist I FASHION CLASH FESTIVAL
ONES TO WATCH Winner I Fashion Scout
FASHION DESIGN Finalist I SBID
BEST DEGREE SHOW I Winner I Edinburgh University
RESHAPE COMPETITION I Finalist I NOUMENA
BA FINAL YEAR SCHOLARSHIP I British Fashion Council
BEST PORTFOLIO FASHION ILLUSTRATION I Winner I BFC
CATWALK TEXTILES I Winner I GFW
DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ETHICAL AWARD I Winner IGFW
M&S BEST WOMENSWEAR I Winner I GFW
HILARY ALEXANDER TRAILBLAZER AWARD I Runner up I GFW
CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD I Runner up I GFW
MICHAEL KORS 2017 I Edinburg College of Art
SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS
LFW2020 - FASHION FUTURE I September 2019 - The Works, London
CUNARD LINES CRUISE FASHION WEEK I July 2019 Queen Mary II Ship – Transatlantic Cruise
BELARUS FASHION WEEK - The British Embassy I June 2019 - Minsk, Belarus
METAMORPHOSIS - Science Festival Exhibition I April-May 2019 - Edinburgh Summerhall
LFW19 - Ones to Watch Award by Fashion Scout I February 2019 - London
METAMATICS Presentation Showcase I October 2018 - Paris Le Marais
Elite Model Competition Finals - SAMSUNG exhibition I October 2018 - Paris Champs-ElysEes
Pure London Show - Graduate Catwalk I July 2018 - London
Graduate Fashion Week London - 25 Best Of & Gala Show I June 2018 - London
Fashion Revolution Week Fair - Edinburgh College of Art I March 2018 - Edinburgh
Museum of scotlang ECA Fashion Show I March 2018 - Edinburgh