Since 1991, Manuelle Guibal has designed under her own name. She begins each collection with research on materials and shapes in her Paris atelier. Her pared-down, contemporary clothes are focused on longevity, balance and freedom. "Freedom to put pieces together at a whim, freedom to move and freedom – simply – to be oneself." Manuelle detests the stilted crispness of new clothes, so she imbues each garment and collection with the patina of time - her garments are full of emotion, softness, and history.