Paul & Joe
Paul & Joe name stems from the two sons of the designer Sophie Albou-Mechaly. Formerly at Azzedine Alaia, she decided to create her own brand, starting with menswear in 1995 with her own distinctive young, fresh, retro and colorful style.
Who are you?
I am passionate about creating, through topics such as contemporary art, interior design, Japan fascinates me for so long. I express myself through my vision of fashion that I see as joyful, fresh, slightly retro and always easy to wear for women as for men. I have the motto "you can get everything with a smile."
How did you start in fashion?
I have evolve in this universe since very young. My parents created the beautiful brand LE GARAGE and sent me their creative heritage and love of the craft. Azzedine Alaïa has also allowed me to understand the work of sewing, I remember the workshop where I touched everything! They taught me so much.
How would you define your style?
Casual, elegant, fresh. I have the nostalgia of the suits designed by my father, and the shirts from my mother.
What are you most proud of?
My sons: Paul and Joe
Where do you manufacture your products?
It depends on the pieces, the men's suits are Made in France, the rest is made in Europe, in countries with know-how and craftmanship.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Music: Life on Planet Groove, a live album by Maceo Parker
A movie: A star is born of George Cukor
A cocktail: Rossini