Page Turner
Harper's BAZAAR Singapore|August 2019
Page Turner

Ahead of the opening of French luxury label Fauré Le Page in Singapore, Artistic Director Augustin de Buffévent talks about the importance of dialogue and the art of modernising heritage.

Gerald Tan

At Fauré Le Page, time is the best storyteller. “We have a relation to time which is very different,” observed Augustin de Buffévent, the brand’s Artistic Director. Its history, for starters, is unlike others in fashion: Founded in 1717, Fauré Le Page began as a master gunsmith renowned for ceremonial weapons that were made for royalty. In the centuries that followed, the brand extended its range to include hunting accessories such as kit bags and satchels.

It was only a decade ago that Fauré Le Page made its foray into fashion, producing a line of tote bags decorated with its signature écailles monogram—a fish scale-like pattern derived from an honourable mark of master gun makers. De Buffévent, intrigued by the brand’s history and convinced of its potential, acquired the brand in 2011 and took over its creative stewardship.

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August 2019