Moon Paris’ story is that of a passion. Amélie Darras, its creator, has been in love with travelling the world since childhood and she keeps doing it with the same fascination.
After twenty-five years as the head of communication and exhibitions at the School of Fine arts in Paris, helping young artists to organize their first shows, Amélie decided to express her own creativity by highlighting what she now values more than art itself : handcraft.
Therefore, Moon et Miel was born with a main idea : To highlight the specific craftsmanship in each country where the brand is produced.
In India, Nepal, Madagascar, Morocco, factories and craftsmen produce the pieces with a mastery inherited from their cultures and lifestyles. At the end of 2017, after seven years of existence, Moon et Miel decided to get a new look and, while retaining its DNA, became Moon Paris.
Moon Paris is a brand of clothes and accessories for little girls and babies.
Created in 2010 by Amélie Darras, under the name of Moon et Miel, Moon Paris had a makeover in 2017 by changing its name and developing the House and Accessories lines.
In a timeless and comfortable spirit, the collections of Moon Paris are perfumed with an ethnic breath and always inspired by specific local know-how.
Amélie has established a lasting partnership with the men and women who work for the brand. She accompanies them year after year in order to perpetuate the links for a mutual development.
A mother of four children, two girls and two boys, Amélie Darras has always had a love of collections. And she multiplies them: small stools brought back from all her travels that tell about the local ways of life. Pots made of aluminum, copper, zinc and tin, in which women harvest, transport, clean, feed, heal. Fabrics of all kinds and materials. So many testimonials of customs and lives around the world. But Amelie's favorite is her collection of children's clothes.
Over a hundred ancient pieces, from all over the world, that tell about resources, climate, castes, holidays and daily life.
Amélie has a real passion for color. The colors of each collection are carefully chosen. Everything is about light and shades.
In their studio in the heart of Paris, Amélie Darras and Lucile Ducasse have been working together for several years. Lucile, endowed with a solid technical knowledge after three years spent in the prestigious ESMOD school in Paris, imagines and outlines all the prints and works in close collaboration with Amélie on the baby, the girl, the house and the accessories collections. She creates colors, elaborates designs, draws embroideries.
Everything is a matter of subtlety and balance.
Anne-Catherine, after working for fifteen years in the fashion and design sector, has recently joined the team to develop sales internationally.
The trio has been accompanied since the beginning by three workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal, which produce jersey and knitwear. Women also work from home to make knits by hand, in cotton and silk in the Summer and in wool and cashmere in the Winter. Since the earthquakes of 2015, a fourth workshop located five hours drive from Kathmandu, joined the team.
Composed exclusively of women who lost their husbands in the aftermath of the earthquakes, it produces decorative objects and accessories in crochet, fashioned on an artisanal model. In Morocco, in the old medina of Fez, Abdou, has been associated for seven years with the Moon Paris adventure and makes the pretty fairy ballerinas.
Finally, in India, next to Delhi, Anil and Seema take care of the quality and the printing of the fabrics and of the confection of the whole woven collections.