STEVEN ALAN SHOWROOM DESIGNER
About the designer:
While working as a journalist for French television, Clare Vivier noticed a lack of functional yet stylish laptop cases--she decided to create her own line of handbags and accessories to satisfy that need. Vivier began marketing her line through a personal blog, developing a signature aesthetic and conveying a lifestyle that resonated with customers and fans. Vivier attributes her sense of chic simplicity to her strong connection to France, where she spends a significant amount of time each year with her son and French documentarian husband, Thierry Vivier. In 2014, Vivier was recognized for her contributions to design as a new member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
About the brand:
Defined by the delicate marriage of classic shapes, modern detail and Parisian charm, the Clare V. line continues to push the design envelope with each new collection. While her bags are available at retailers worldwide, Vivier firmly roots herself in the Los Angeles design community, where her line has been made exclusively since 2008. As the brand has grown, Vivier has collaborated with Steven Alan, & Other Stories, GOOP, Garrett Leight, artist Donald Robertson, Equipment and Apple, among others. Since opening the very first flagship store in the Silverlake neighborhood of L.A. in 2012, Vivier has opened new Clare V. store locations in Nolita, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and most recently, Cobble Hill in Brooklyn.