Here we go, after a very hard weekend with the last events in Paris (my heart is in Paris! I love you, and I’ll always will my Paris d’amour!) <3 <3 <3
Bu today, because I want to talk about beautiful things, I’d like to introduce you a french-swedish gloves brand named Thomasine Gloves, created by Thomasine Barnekow, a lovely Swede designer based in Paris after a couple of years. Thomasine grew up in the South of Sweden, but today she spends most of her time in Paris, with a couture atelier in the middle of the Marais. She graduated 2006 by Li Edelkoort at the famous school Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In 2007 she was chosen as a talent with a glove collection at the prestigious Italian fashion competition ITS#SIX “International Talent Support”. This introduced her to starting to work within the luxury French glove industry in 2008 and getting Isetan in Tokyo as first client.
Thomasine Gloves’s world explodes in a myriad of forms and possibilities, showing unexpected verve and vitality: intriguing spirals adorn the cuff, sensual plaits run up the forearm, surprising cuts create futuristic volumes. She uses materials like lambskin and many designs also combine the nappa with fine textiles such as wool, cashmere and lace.
Since 2011 the brand has developed a second speciality into couture collections of gloves and other accessories, where the products are hand made in the Parisian atelier. The couture work is made for fashion shows, exhibitions and private orders. Collaborations with designers, now for several seasons with the Belgian Walter van Beirendonck and since the beginning with many different French glove houses, has created a diverse knowledge within glove design and the craftsmanship.
An other collaboration was for the Paris National Opera, where Thomasine produced all the gloves for the production of Tosca, that played at Opera Bastille October-November 2014.
The gloves are sold internationally – in stores like L’Éclaireur in Paris, A.Boon in Antwerp, Palmgrens in Stockholm, Steen&Strøm in Oslo, École in Berlin and Rare Market in Seoul.
Or you can shop them here: