Albertine is the story of two sisters, Anémone and Caroline Anthon. Passionate about fabrics, laces, flounces and other lingerie frills, they decided to perpetuate the familial know-how of their grandpa Albert, founder of the family-run corsetry and hosiery factory, creating their own line of swimsuits in 2008.
Who are you?
We're two sisters, Anémone and Caroline, born in la Drôme, living in Paris for a long time and now under the sun because life there is much better !! Anémone lives in Biarritz and Caroline in Guadeloupe.
How did you start in fashion?
Our father's family on several generations used to run corsetry and hosiery factories.
How would you define your style?
Our style is both simple and off the beat. We don't pretend to revolution the world of swimwear, we just want to bring it our touch, mixing plain pieces with exclusive prints, to have fun with patterns and cuts ...
What inspires you?
Holidays under the sun, journeys in foreign countries, time travels ...Or just our friends who suggest us colors and cuts !
A few words about this collection...
I'd say vintage, colorful and graphic ? This question is too hard, you should ask to a third party, we're too implicated ... !
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The Jane, a classic piece of our collections but with a super original and easy-to-wear cut. It's black with a golden lurex edging that bring a graphic effect to the silhouette.
What are you most proud of?
To create our own brand with a hint to our familial history, to live from what we both create.
Where do you manufacture your products?
In France, Tunisia and Portugal.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
A cocktail : so hard to choose just one, I'd say a ti-punch as a tribute to Guadeloupe, and a Sex on The Beach just because its name is perfect !
A music : a bresilian song, which make us want to drink a cocktail on the beach, a sex on the beach !
A movie : I love L'Effrontée but I'm not sure it goes well with Albertine ... Maybe a bit of L'Effronté, some of Thelma et Louise and a bit of Virgin SUicides, and why not also Les Bronzés, because we should not be taken too seriously.