The word from La founder : I have met Djamel in very overwhelming circumstances. The first time I have seen him, he was in a hospital bed, recovering from the mass shootings of the Paris terror attacks in November 2015. He was weakened, wounded (3 bullets went through his body), and he was smiling. His positivity and strength, his humble acknowledgement of being simply alive, his kindness and eagerness to fight for his values moved me in ways I can barely describe. And then I met Djamel again, to work on Maison Honoré, his street wear label. His vision, his path, his passion to convey his values through his clothes designs and messages, made me fond of him even more. Maison Honoré stands for Love, Love of the others, with inclusion and no prejudice, with generosity and no clichés, with honestly and no motives. Every piece is made in Paris, the city he loves and cherishes, in the respect of craftsmanship and quality. I am truly grateful that our paths have crossed, and I am so blessed to have him as a friend. He is a true lesson of life to us all.
Your astrological sign:
A special feature about you:
Your credo/mantra in life:
L’Amour Continue (Love Continues).
Why you love your job/craft? Or why you have chosen this path ?
I love my job because it is all about creation and sharing my values.
A special project you loved doing:
It is not a specific project but rather an envy: Maison Honoré was featured at Colette and that was very special for me. Colette is a real reference in my mind and I always thought it was something quite unreachable to be part of it but I made it happen.
An anecdote about you that you would like to share:
The logo of Maison Honoré is a fish. Because people use to call me « Le Poisson » (The Fish) in my neighborhood. Because I can swim in all kind of waters.
A special person/encounter, or a mentor/partner:
I can’t point out someone in particular. Several people were part of my path and some are still standing by my side right now.
The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry.
Old Boy (the Korean version).
Favorite TV show:
Game of Thrones.
Favorite song/music artist to listen to for work:
Favorite song to dance:
El Arbi from Khaled.
My mum’s couscous!
Favorite city, and a place you love in that city:
Paris, Canal Saint Martin. Paris and I share a story together, we have a bound, we are like a couple.
Loco (Paris 9th).
Favorite brand or brand of the moment, and why:
OAMC, I like what they do. I can relate to it.