Agnelle works closely with the world's leading fashion and ready-to-wear houses: Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Alaïa, Roger Vivier, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Christopher Kane, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler...
These collections go through the high standards of the materials laboratory, and bear witness to a work of excellence of excellence and the life of a know-how that is always in effervescence. Turned towards innovation. The bearer of a history.
Agnelle develops dynamic partnerships: perfumed gloves with Guerlain, driving gloves with Veuve Cliquot driving gloves with Veuve Cliquot, leather headbands with Princesse Tam Tam, exceptional gloves with l'Eclaireur...
Agnelle, creates innovative capsule collections - the "Rencontre" line - that combine the same equation of creativity and know-how, the fusion of handwork with the contemporary. Anthony Vaccarello, Cédric Charlier, Véronique Leroy, Wanda Nylon, Marchand Drapier are part of this adventure.
In 2007, Agnelle received the "Living Heritage Company" label, which distinguishes companies with and industries of excellence.
In 2011, Agnelle was officially registered in the inventory of "Métiers d'Art Rares", within the framework of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World.
While Anthony Vacarello prepares his first collection after his years of study at La Cambre, hand in hand 2 models are born, remarkable with their tense lines cut with a scalpel playing with the oppositions strict/sensual.
"To accompany my military and strict collection, I proposed two models. The first, in very supple and fine lambskin, very wide and masculine, is ultra-feminine thanks to the zip on the front of the arm. It exists in two versions, one covering the entire forearm, the other stopping above the wrist. The second model borrows the "motorbike" codes, plays with a large Velcro and three different leathers, perforated lambskin, smooth, and "fish skin" aspect. It combines contrasts of elegance and roughness. Only one fitting was necessary. The workshop had worked well.
A few years later, it was Marine Serre, during her years at La Cambre, who knocked on the door of the Agnelle glove factory to have her first gloves made.
JEAN CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC
Already seduced and inspired by Agnelle's poetry, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac gave free rein to his imagination on a sheet of white leather from the very first meeting. With a few strokes of his pencil, he signed "the other me", one of the 10 models with sparkling colours of this exclusive/explosive collaboration.
From there, each glove will tell its own story: "The two brothers", "Lonely lovers", "The rock'mitts" ... A play written by four hands, performed in a small theatre set up by the protean artist without ever taking himself seriously, JCC and Agnelle recite pretty "skin-loves", from the mitt to the long gloves. The first act of a creative comedy between two free thinkers...
"Let's trace the infinite with the lines of our hands is an invitation to life, the strength to keep moving forward and to remember how much we can do with our ten fingers to make this world a better place. When I wore the Agnelle gloves, I realised how much the feeling of the glove on my hands brings courage and protection. Everything seems possible and a new energy takes hold of us when we are well gloved!
Based on this feeling, I designed these talisman-like models symbolising courage, longevity and elegance - obvious qualities of Agnelle, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Lines of hands, lines of life, lines of luck, lines like paths or rays of light; I tried to express the field of possibilities that we have in each of us but also the forces of nature that through these models express themselves and instil us with will and serenity for this new mission 2022! "
- Jeremy Kapone -
Continuing his work on oversized volumes and the architectural graphics of clothing, Louis-Gabriel Nouchi signs for Agnelle a collection of gloves inspired by the famous Japanese animation film "Akira" by Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
The gloves of the film's idle youth, lost in an urban immensity in crisis, take on a couture look, with mixtures of leather/fur/neoprene materials. Triptychs of radical colours (black/white/red), the logos of Testuo's motorbike embody strong messages, claims that resonate with our current times.
Wanda Nylon is a fashion concept whose universe is essentially inspired by water and rain, combining aesthetics with functionality and comfort. Wanda Nylon distinguishes itself by the stylistic mastery of the use of high quality soft plastics and by the first collections with retro-futuristic accents, designing highly contemporary and elegant silhouettes.
Wanda Nylon x Agnelle
The Wanda Nylon by Agnelle glove collection combines excellent know-how and new French creation, craft innovation and avant-garde style. Agnelle has taken up the technical challenge of combining leather and plastic in this rare combination.
This collection is a meeting of sophistication and femininity with dyness and audacity.
The Perfumed Gloves
Born of the House of Guerlain's desire to reconnect with its roots and ultra-femininity, this fusion, as preciously elegant as it is playful, is embodied in two exceptional and voluptuous creations, the Gant du Parfumeur and the Gant La Petite Robe Noire.
To do this, the perfumer innovated by going back in time and recalling his archives. In 1872, among his perfumes and various cosmetics, he offers tortoiseshell combs, fans and ... perfumed gloves - creations introduced in France by Catherine de Medicis in the 16th century. In 1613, Louis XIII named the glove makers "Maitres Gantiers et Parfumeurs" (Master Glove Makers and Perfumers) and Guerlain chose the Agnelle glove factory.
Directed since 1986 by Sophie Grégoire, the Agnelle glove factory has four visionary generations of experience, an unparalleled knowledge of the skin and its metamorphoses, and intense and constant collaborations with fashion designers and creators.
It is in Limousin, in the heart of the Colombier leather factory - supplier of skins to Agnelle - which washes, wrings out and nourishes the raw skins, that Thierry Wasser, perfumer for Guerlain, developed a confidential perfuming process that is both respectful and tenacious.
A Belgian designer, Anthony Vaccarello is a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts deTournai and La Chambre mode(s), Brussels. He was awarded a prize at the Hyères Festival in 2006 and the ANDAM grant in 2011. After two years at Fendi, he launched his first collection in Paris in 2008. Anthony Vaccarelo lives and works in Paris.
Anthony Vaccarello x Agnelle
A sharing, an exchange: the creativity of a young designer and the interpretation of his desires by Agnelle. This collection expresses the fusion of the handmade with the contemporary.
A know-how that adapts to fashion, new materials and new technologies. Through this first collaboration with Anthony Vaccarello, Agnelle expresses its desire to initiate a collection with young designers every year.