Mathilde Le Gagneur, founder of ATELIER LE GAGNEUR
After studying fashion womenswear at London’s Central Saint Martin School, Mathilde Le Gagneur worked for the luxury company Louis Vuitton in Paris for several years, as a leather goods designer.
Two years ago, Mathilde decided to put an end to her turbulent Parisian life and moved to the countryside of Normandy, in order to live closer to nature and to follow the pace of seasons. She wanted her professional life to fit her ethical values and to be less restrictive. This resulted in her starting the sustainable fashion brand ATELIER LE GAGNEUR.
ATELIER – French for ‘workshop’ – refers to the carefully crafted quality of the creations, which are all made in France. LE GAGNEUR is a common name with a positive ring – ‘gagner’ is a French verb which means ‘to win’. LE GAGNEUR is also Mathilde’s last name, and by choosing to use her family name she proudly claims her Norman identity, anchored in a love for soil.
With ATELIER LE GAGNEUR, Mathilde creates items that meet both her needs and her desires. She designs bags that will join women in their daily lives, bags that are both functional and elegant, and raw yet sophisticated.