After noticing a lack of functional yet stylish laptop cases while working as a journalist for French television, Clare Vivier decided to create her own line of handbags and accessories to satisfy that need. Defined by the delicate marriage of classic shapes, modern detail and Parisian charm, Vivier has built a brand that continues to push the design envelope with each new collection. Vivier was recognized for her contributions as a new member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2014.
While her bags are available at retailers worldwide, Vivier firmly roots herself in the Los Angeles design community, where her line has been made exclusively since 2008. As the brand has grown, the designer has collaborated with Steven Alan, & Other Stories, GOOP, Jean Stories, artist Donald Robertson and Apple, among others. Since opening her first flagship store in the Silverlake neighbourhood of L.A. in 2012, Vivier has opened Clare V. store locations in Nolita, Santa Monica and West Hollywood.
Vivier’s clean approach on bags.
She mixes colours and prints very cleverly. This Pre-Fall collection was inspired by Clare’s travels to Milan. It embodies the city’s vivid colour palette and classic mosaic renderings. In addition to her travels, Clare continues to find inspiration from her hometown of Los Angeles, referencing the hand-printed graphics and signage she sees all over the city.
We have chosen one of her signature bags as well as new collection pieces which easily combine with everyday outfits.