Lilly Marthe Ebener

...when artisanship and creative integrity is the motivating force

Lilly Marthe Ebener has had a successful career in many areas of Fashion. After studying Fashion design in Paris, her career progressed to working for the Fashion editor of French Vogue. After which, she worked freelance for a number of publications including PARADIS, Italian MUSE, Japanese Vogue, and advertising brands such as Cartier, Boucheron, Guerlain, Louis Vuitton and Dior Cosmetic. All this experience led her to starting her own label in 2009. Lilly Marthe Ebener collections capture the spirit, vitality and sincerity of nature and is more than just clothing, beautifully handmade and 100% all natural wool blends. Each piece symbolises where the body ends and nature begins. Inspired by the colors, sights, sounds and tastes of different countries and cultures, shaped by her work as a fashion editor, Lilly Marthe was moved towards actualising her vision of a collection focusing on elemental colours, richness and texture, and a return to craftmanship

Nothing inspires me like...
Travelling to places where I have the feeling of being nowhere. The richness of nature is an endless source of inspiration for textures, colours, shapes.

I hope that…
We have many lives to achieve all that we want to achieve. And if we don’t, that we live long enough to experience all in life without any regrets.

Cultural influences...
I’ve always felt like a global citizen. I still feel totally inspired by the travels I have made and all the different people I met. Every collection starts in a precise place, from which I build a whole story.

I got where I am because...
I believe in dreams and I am not afraid of making mistakes.

Fashion can sometimes be...
Too fast and furious and this is one of the reasons I like to do only one collection per year. I like the idea of imposing the luxury to wait and respect the natural cycle of life.

Money makes...
Me happy but dependent.

Creativity comes from...
Curiosity

If I could travel anywhere tomorrow...
I would go to Patagonia

Studios make me...
Wanna shoot outside all the time.

I'm a...
Perfectionist, which is really helpful when you work on still life.

My goal is...
To promote quality, craftsmanship and thorough, long lasting products.

My first crush in fashion...
Was for Jil Sander.

My mum...
Is my inspiration for my collection.

I tried to...
Live in many places in the world, but Paris attracted me more than anywhere else.

I wouldn't...
Want to betray my beliefs, just to make my work more successful.