Philippe Rossi, exercises his talents as a pattern maker since he was 18 years for different brands. Where, Muriel Jaffe is specialized in sales and retail. Both combine their expertise in the Charlie Joe adventure.
Muriel and Philippe start by inspiring themselves from old books, strolls in the market, or even memories of trips inspired by the riches of other cultures, are transcribed on a drawing.
Each imagined piece is associated with a certain palette of harmonious colors, built-in parallel for the entire collection, as well as associated with particular materials.
The sketches are then sent to the factory responsible for their productions, in order to create patterns.
Once the patterns have been created, the production team, supervised by Muriel and Philippe, handcraft a prototype for each item planned in the collection.
A work of patience that requires special attention to details for each of the pieces.
Once each elements have been validated, production can start.
Ancestral techniques for creating prints such as tie&dye and block print are frequently used in Charlie Joe's collections.Handcrafted, they give way to slight irregularities on the fabrics, an additional charm making each piece unique.
Indeed, the shapes and intensities of colors can vary depending on the tie and dye technique: using an elastic giving a rounded shape for example or by clothespins bringing a more square shape to the dyed fabric.
Covering the fabric with an object gives it its shape, thus preventing the dye from reaching the covered part.
shapes are printed on a piece of fabric using a wooden pad.
Once the wooden pad is ready for use, the craftsman applies the pad precisely to the fabric repeating this gesture on all the required surfaces. A process applied for each print and their different color shades.
Once the collection is complete, Muriel and Philippe, their daughter and muse Charlie, and a photo studio team go to the place that best illustrates the inspirations of the collection (Marrakech, Bali, the Calanques of Marseille, the Carmargue and many others). others) to bring the new collection to life.
Then in the photo studio, where photos of each product will be taken.
Transparent communication, "where we want to draw up travel charts" Muriel Jaffe.