CHAOS THEORY

Lou de Bètoly walks the line between chaos and order, creating the harmonious collision of seemingly discordant elements and evolving the definition of fashion designer as we know it.

PHOTOGRAPHY_ ANTHONY SEKLAOUI

STYLIST_ ALLY MACRAE

CHAOS THEORY

FEATURED DESIGNER_ Lou de Bètoly

Where are you based_ BERLIN

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?

I have a rather glamorous approach I would say. I love the ideas of organized chaos, accumulation, and transformation. My work integrates a lot of detailed handcraft.  

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE UPCYCLING AND HOW DOES IT COME INTO PLAY IN YOUR WORK?

I would describe upcycling, as it relates to my work, as twisting, deconstructing, and recreating something existing and devalued, to give it a new life and vision.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE ROLE OF THE DESIGNER IN THESE TIMES?

I think there are different ways of being a designer. But one thing would be to rethink the process, show new possibilities, still feel free to create, but to be conscious of what you're putting into the world. To show a way out of the dead end of commerciality repeating itself over and over again and resulting in a lot of waste.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Stop mass production.

— LOU DE BÈTOLY IS A FRENCH DESIGNER WHO WORKS AND LIVES IN BERLIN. / @loudebetoly

IRIS WEARS_ SCARF (WORN AS HOOD)_ MADE FROM UPCYCLED GLOVES AND DOWN JACKETS_ LOU DE BÈTOLY_ FW20 / BODYSUIT_ MADE FROM UPCYCLED DOWN JACKETS_ LOU DE BÈTOLY_ FW20 / LEGGINGS
Glove scarf_ Made of upcycled down jackets_ Lou de Bètoly_ FW20

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