The French designer continues to encourage women asserting their personality through a line of shoes and handbags in the service of good sense.
For the last 15 years Avril Gau, former designer at Robert Clergerie and Chanel, has continued to establish her brand and her trademark, with creations between retro and contemporary. To all those who must make the difficult choice between style and comfort: “Today, everything must make sense, be useful, with styles that must serve more than one season,” says Avril. “It takes time to create, to do it well, so that the work of the craftsmen is clearly seen, otherwise it makes no sense facing major retailers. I want people to feel good in my shoes.” Fancy looks or design, the shop, high in colour, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is the perfect showcase of her know-how: volumes, leathers, colours, height of heels, unexpected practical details (integrated rubber insert under the sole of some models for suppleness and flexibility), everything is meticulously designed for the manufacture of singular pieces. Our favourites? The boots, the Babies, so chic, and the “Sosie” boots, the flagship style in gold metallic leather: to die for! The highest standards dedicated to the equally demanding customer.
17, rue des Quatre-Vents – 75006 Paris
+33 1 43 29 49 04 – www.avrilgau.com
Photo: © FREDERIC LUCANO