STUDIO CLANDESTIN, more than a clothing brand, is an innovative, timeless concept, combining styling with the arts in a committed and inventive spirit, where a cross-section of artisanal know-how blends with the plasticity of contemporary art.
The essence of STUDIO CLANDESTIN is the project of Jonathan Canuti, young creator of Vallauris, who grew up among the greenhouses sheltering the most beautiful flowers of the Azureenne region. He is the son of market merchands on the markets of Provence, and evolved among of the craftsmen of his region. Ceramists of Vallauris, sculptors and painters of Saint-Paul de Vence, glassblowers of Biot and Carnavaliers de Nice are the childhood heroes of Jonathan who becomes a lover of beauty and well being.
During his studies in communication at the faculty of Nice Sophia Antipolis, he acquired the culture of the image by discovering the History of the art, the semiology and the writing of scenarios. These sciences of the image give him the desire to reinvent himself and to create.
Jonathan sharpens his artistic eye along with his passion for fashion. It becomes for him the most relevant means of expression to claim his vision of the world. He makes Fashion his art. He uses it to express himself, to claim, and to assert himself. He is eagerto know everything about the subject: the fabrics, the sewing, the color, the associations, the crossed influences of the great couturiers and quickly becomes very sharp. At the same time, his work as a visual manager and commercial strategies in a large ready-to-wear brand teaches him the foundations of the "factory fashion" that he will deconstruct.
It is in 2017 that Jonathan Canuti emancipates in his name as a designer and creates STUDIO CLANDESTIN, which, more than a brand, is an identity, a concept that mixes the loves of his life, the development of craftsmanship, the mixture of noble and industrial materials, and the reinvention of basic pieces to infinity. Through his work of deconstruction, he uses pieces already created by the industry to make unique pieces, by associating a regional know-how.
Jonathan Canuti embellish the pieces with ceramic borrowed from the workshops of Laurène JEANNETTE in Vallauris. All the pieces of the collection are assembled in the small village of Drap, under the needle of Martine Mangiapan, seamstress ,with the singing accent of the south, in her Clandestin workshop. There are crafts in the sewing thread and sun in the quilts.
The STUDIO CLANDESTIN concept will, in future collections, enhance the value of other artists such as Yves Klein, as well as collaborations with contemporary artists from a variety of backgrounds.
Antoine Lavoisier said "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed". STUDIO CLANDESTIN will offer on its website, alongside its online store, an explosive service: LABORATORY CLANDESTIN. In his "Labo", Jonathan will offer his customers a detailed sheet of the raw material needed to develop the original pieces of the Shop. Everyone can explore the his dressing room or go on a treasure hunt and send the items to Jonathan who will transform them. These daring customers will be offered a second life to their basics and a significant reduction on their order.
His practice of stylist is done in the analysis of the "factory mode", with the objective of revealing the aesthetic discrepancies and omissions revealed by the ready-to-wear.
The will of Jonathan Canuti is to project the garment in an artistic context, , in order to give a plastic dimension to the pieces of his collection. Through the runrunway performance , the model gives life to the textile creations of Studio Clandestin, whose architectures enter into communication with space. A way to enhance an ever-alive artistic heritage that sometimes feeds our metaphysical reflections on a daily basis.
In a time when over-consumption is a guru, Jonathan and his STUDIO CLANDESTIN break the codes and divert them so that everyone who wears STUDIO becomes CLANDESTIN.