Barbara Markert

Working in France for celebrated magazines like VOGUE, Grazia and Myself, Barbara Markert also writes articles for the technical publication Sportswear International, and The Brander. With a degree in business administration she is co-founder of the fashion blog “Modepilot” as well as the German journalists network “Weltreporter”.

Bild/Picture Handmade in France: Rubber Boots by Aigle

Handmade in France: Rubber Boots by Aigle

Once upon a time, the rubber boots Aigle manufactures were made mainly for French farmers. Today they are coveted by trendsetters around the globe. Continue »

Bild/Picture Heurtault – The Passionate Umbrella-Maker

Heurtault – The Passionate Umbrella-Maker

Originally from the south of France, Michel Heurtault restores, reconstructs and manufactures luxury umbrellas in his little atelier in Paris. Continue »

Bild/Picture Hermès – The Keepers of Savoir-Faire

Hermès – The Keepers of Savoir-Faire

Founded in 1837, today Hermès is one of the most profitable and successful luxury goods manufacturers in business. Continue »

Bild/Picture Maison Fabre – Handmade for hands

Maison Fabre – Handmade for hands

Jean-Marc and Oliver Fabre cultivate their family’s longstanding tradition of producing fine leather accessories. Continue »

Bild/Picture Garance Doré ‒ the girl next door who became a brand

Garance Doré ‒ the girl next door who became a brand

In June 2006, Garance Doré posted her first entry on her web log. In the meantime, she has become the most famous female fashion blogger in France, maybe even in the world. Continue »

Bild/Picture Le Pain Quotidien – Passion and Providence

Le Pain Quotidien – Passion and Providence

How Alain Coumont turned baking bread into a flourishing business. Continue »


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