La Tonkinoise à Paris
Jewels designed by la Tonkinoise of Paris are a mix of poetry and glamour. Those unique handmade creations, all crafted in Paris, take us into a world where earlier times and modern trends merge.
Upcycling vintage jewellery, giving it a contemporary touch, Chantal Manoukian offers her own remarkable vision of fashion. Created in 2008, La Tonkinoise a Paris has been quickly spotted by Galeries Lafayettes in Paris and Le Bon Marché.
This designer, who graduated from Duperre Art School, began her career as first assistant for Isabel Marant in 1991. After working for Lanvin and Babylone, she stayed ten years at Kookaï as accessories designer.
With La Tonkinoise the point is to takes up with her creative roots and with an sustainable "art&craft" approach, which clearly contrats with her previously "mass production" work.