You can imagine him stepping out of the pages of a French children’s storybook, trailing stars in his wake like Le Petit Prince, mischievously testing the limits of the adult world like Le Petit Nicolas. Exuberant, cantankerous, unpredictable, French graphic artist Pierre Marie doesn’t fit into a single box.
He has designed scarves for Hermès (more than twenty to date) as well as patterns for the French fashion maison’s ready-to-wear line. His work ranges from designs for L’Opéra National de Paris, collaborations with Agnes B, Veuve Cliquot, Diptyque and other well-known brands, to conceiving a tapestry made over seven months by master weavers in Aubusson that was displayed at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. In his spare time he plays the organ – a passion since his earliest days – embarks on long summer cycling holidays, and practices Bikram yoga.
His latest escapade is a men’s capsule collection designed exclusively for Le Sirenuse, Positano. Playing on the seaside location of the Amalfi coast resort, the French creative talent imagined a motif of frondy seaweed ‘candelabras’ surrounded by crabs and sea urchins. A t-shirt, beach towel, short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt in two variations and swimming trunks in two variations are accompanied by what must surely be this season’s most desirable “wish you were here” postcard.