Charlotte Chesnais was born in 1985 in small city near Mans, France.
After studying at Studio Berçot in Paris, Charlotte Chesnais joined Balenciaga alongside Nicolas Ghesquière. She worked on the ready-to-wear collections for nine years and played a key role in launching Balenciaga’s jewelry line.Since 2012, Chesnais has collaborated with various designers, including Kenzo, Maison Kitsuné, Sacai, and Paco Rabanne. She still collaborates with Paco Rabanne on leather goods and jewelry.
In 2015, Charlotte Chesnais launched her own eponymous brand and is rewarded by the prestigious ANDAM Fashion accessories prize. This reward marks her first collection, a mix of graphic and fluid lines, re-designed basics and abstract shapes creating a set of little sculptures.
Charlotte Chesnais doesn’t like the idea that the jewellery can go out of fashion. In her current collections she continues to present her very first creations. Their lines are pure, the pieces are sophisticated and timeless. They become new classics.
The collections are handmade in France by the finest workshops and are available in silver, vermeil and 18 karat gold decorated with diamonds or precious stones.
Charlotte Chesnais’s collections can be found at sixty of the most prestigious boutiques in the world.
What defines your style?
I’m very inspired by Paris, I’m also a mom and I am very active so my jewelry needs to live with me!
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