Petitjean Paris

Grey Sheep

Location

paris / france

University

Essec

Petitjean Paris is a young Parisian maison specialized in silk shirts and silk carrés scarves, made in France. Shirts are timeless pieces in a woman’s closet; feminine and easy to wear. With their simple cut, noble fabric and refined details, silk shirts are essential pieces to achieve élégance à la française.
We have enhanced our line with silk carrés scarves to add the final touch to a very Parisian silhouette. Small or large, carrés scarves have been a must-have accessory in Parisian fashion for a century and a half. Our carrés immediately add a bucolic touch of color to an outfit, effortlessly and without any faute de goût.

Léa Petitjean is the founder and designer of Petitjean Paris. She was born in Jura, a region near Switzerland, famous for its late harvest wine named vin jaune, its watchmaking industry and gemstone cutting craftsmanship. Her journey soon led her to Montpellier, Paris, Gothenburg and New York. During the two years she spent working at Van Cleef & Arpels, the famous Parisian High-Jewelry house, as a product development manager and during her classes at Essec Business School (Paris), where she attended the LVMH Chair, she met lots of inspiring people who passed on to her their deep attachment to craftsmanship, know-how, heritage and the love for the product.

After Scandinavian showrooms during Fashion weeks, French craftsmen workshops, and the New-Yorker start-up ecosystem, she decided to merge all her experiences and passions into one project: Petitjean Paris. For her young maison, she decided to specialize in silk, a noble fabric with a long French craftsmanship tradition, in order to master the development and production of her pieces.

For centuries, the weavers of Lyon - the French capital of the Rhône Valley - have worked side by side with textile enhancers to create beautiful dyed fabrics, jaquards, brocades and, more recently, printed silks. There, we met a prestigious textile enhancer that has been working with French couture houses for decades. He dyes our silk and prints our designs onto large sheets of silk fabric. Then, the edges of our carrés are rolled in a second workshop, near Lyon, right out of the silk workshop, to achieve roulottage, the perfect finish.
From Crêpe de Chine to pongee, including silk twill, we work with different degrees of silk thickness and types of weaving to propose a rich range.

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