While studying at Design Academy Eindhoven,Lorette Colé Duprat fell into the world of jewellery entirely by chance. She focussed on accessories and how you can use them to change existing items in your wardrobe to make something new out of a single garment.
After graduating, she further honed her craft by working for fashion designer Esteban Cortázar, while simultaneously developing her own practice – which eventually caught the attention of Mugler’s creative director, Casey Cadwallader.
Fast forward a year and a half, and Duprat is still collaborating with Mugler, alongside concentrating on her namesake label. Her work has a utilitarian aesthetic, but also exudes an undeniable sensuality.
Think: part hardware store, part BDSM dungeon