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Meet Fabienne Chapot
We spoke to Fabienne Chapot, founder of the eponymous women's fashion brand, for the inside scoop on her latest collection.
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and the brand.
A: Hey there! My name is Fabienne. I am the founder and CEO of Fabienne Chapot, a women’s fashion brand born and raised in Amsterdam.
Q: Can you give us some background on the brand?
A: Fabienne Chapot started as an accessory brand named FAB, known for its bold and colourful items. In 2016, I decided to follow my heart and rebrand the label by launching a ready-to-wear collection. All of our magic happens at our beautiful office in Amsterdam.
Q: How did the name of the brand originate?
A: The brand name Fabienne Chapot - my full name. My father is French, but my mother is Dutch!
Q: How are your prints made?
A: All our prints are carefully created in-house by hand. They always start with a pen or a brush, never made by computers. Each print tells its own story, brought to life through the hands of our print designers.
Q: How would you describe your AW20 collection?
A: Our AW20 collection is feminine, lively and warm. Think beautiful English gardens, exotic peacocks, blooming floral fields and elegant butterflies.
Q: Where does the inspiration for the collection come from?
A: The past is mostly our source of inspiration, like movies, iconic women and vintage items. Our AW20 Collection is inspired by a sophisticated woman, who returns home to her house in the English countryside. All these elements came together creating a warm, lively and feminine collection for the winter.
Q: Tell us a little about the versatility of your pieces with an emphasis on pieces that can be worn when working from home/zoom calls
A: This AW20 collection has the perfect items to keep you cozy yet chic all season long. Now that we are all working from home, I love keeping my looks comfy yet uplifting. This soft Olivia Pullover in Oatmeal will wake you up for that zoom meeting faster than a triple espresso!
Q: Which piece is one of your favourite's from the collection?
A: If I had to pick one, I would go for this Bobo Skirt in our Purple Poppies print. This wrap skirt is boho, dreamy and flowing. The bright pink tones of the poppies immediately brighten up your winter wardrobe!