Fifi Chachnil loves femininity and for three decades has designed for and been inspired by the women’s differences. From her atelier in Paris she works with a comprehensive view to reassure and introduce woman to a world of sensual and frivolous beauty. Her creations are sentimental and often represent the fantastical caricature of the Parisian women.
In 1984 Fifi launched her first collection under the name Chachnil. A collection of ready-to-wear garments that brought an element of theatre and sparkle to clothing at a time when the black deconstructed style of Japanese designers were â la mode. She produced skating outfits, ruffled bloomers and cowgirl and tiger print suits worn by musicians such as Nina Hagan and Marc Almond, artists and the Parisian elite on and off the stage. It was during this time that she established a penchant for showing her collections in quintessentially Parisian venues. Venues include the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le Lido on the Champs Elysee and Le Crazy Horse Paris.
Lifelong friendships with fellow artists Pierre et Gilles and Ellen von Unwerth were formed during these early years. As with Ines de la Fressange, Julie Depardieu, Philip Catherine, Victoire de Castellane and Helena Noguerra whom Fifi continues to dress and work with today.
During 1996 after an inspiring trip to Los Angeles, Fifi pursued her love of designing lingerie and launched the house of Fifi Chachnil.? ?Today Fifi presents collections of ready-to-wear, lingerie, swimwear, accessories, fragrance and the recently launched ‘Mini Fifi’ for children.
Fifi Chachnil’s style is always sensual, yet never outrageous. It is overtly feminine, it’s ‘femme fatale’ and it’s for all women.
Her creations are sentimental and often represent the fantastical caricature of a Parisian women. There is always an element of humour and is a style that honours frivolous beauty.