Repetto’s Romeo & Juliet
Jean Marc Gaucher, the CEO and man behind Repetto is the man of many faucets who has climbed his way up the ladder through hard work and persistence. He first took charge of selling Reebok
Jean Marc Gaucher, the CEO and man behind Repetto is the man of many faucets who has climbed his way up the ladder through hard work and persistence. He first took charge of selling Reebok shoes in France in the 70’s, so by the time he became the owner of Repetto in 1999, his name had already become well-known in the luxury fashion industry. We met up with Monsieur Gaucher in Paris to chat a bit about Repetto’s latest collection and creative thought behind the brand.
What was the inspiration for the Ball collection?
All the ballets are a source of inspiration for Repetto. But Romeo & Juliet is one of the most beautiful ballets in the world and it was impossible for us to miss this opportunity.
The ball is this specific moment when lovers discover each other and fall in love. We have worked around a range of five flamboyant colours just like a blossoming love – red, pink and gold – and darker colours to express the troubles ahead – blue, midnight blue and black.
Take us through your creative process.
Repetto enables women to experience the fascinating ideal of ballerina’s grace. Through tangible products, Maison Repetto makes the dream seem attainable. Women can approach the absolute grace of ballerina’s elegance. Repetto products are all inspired by ballet, grace, feminity and movement and enable women to radiate with a ballerina’s elegance with a French touch.
Ballet is rigour. It requires exceeding one’s personal best to master and control each body part. We produce Repetto collections with that same rigour: designers, craftsmen and women, work towards excellence – just like the ballerinas.
Who do you look up to?
Dancers. Their passion, rigour, freedom, the way they walk and move, their grace and feminity. They are the most beautiful source of inspiration: limitless, timeless and intergenerational.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Be yourself, free and passionate.