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ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

As far as she can remember, Florence Schlegel Schürch has held a pencil in her hand.

To this attraction for drawing was added a strong interest in fabrics and fashion which led her to a successful career as a fashion designer in Haute Couture in Paris (Dior, Alaïa, L’Wren Scott) for more than a decade.

 

Then, somewhat tired of the whims of the fashion industry, love and new projects brought her back to her hometown : Geneva.

Her favorite weapons, namely ballpoint pen and pencils have returned to service and have become the tools of her first passion and now main activity: illustration.

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INSPIRATION

"My fascination with the Flemish still lifes of the 17th century, the vanitas, the scientific illustrations of the 19th century helped to define the outlines of my universe, between naturalism and phantasmagoric poetry.

 

Many of my illustrations are done with a ballpoint pen, a tool that I particularly appreciate for its uncompromising appearance and powerful rendering but I also love working with watercolor, graphite and colored pencils.

 

My work is mainly inspired by Nature.

I strive to immortalize the pure and raw beauty of the latter.

From time to time an offbeat or incongruous element slips into my drawings and gives life to hybrid and fantastic creatures.

Instead of describing extinct or endangered species, under my pen new creatures are born ready to adapt and evolve to survive.

From my career as a fashion designer, I also kept a strong attraction for fashion illustration, portraits and lifestyle."

CLIENTS

CARTIER

FOUR SEASONS (HOTEL DES BERGUES)

BILAN LUXE Magazine

BRACHARD

EDOUARD AMOIEL

ADLER JOAILLIERS

KIRCHHOFFER

JUSTE DU GOÛT

CANSEARCH

LE TEMPS - T Magazine

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