A creative gem from Melbourne, Chantal is now killing it world wide. We have lusted over this girls Instagram feed more than once so were intrigued to see how this talented woman got to where she did!
I am from Australia Melbourne, with an Italian Passport!
What did you study?
I studied at RMIT with a Bachelor of Design (Fashion) at RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design.
Where are you currently based?
I live in Monaco and work between there and Hong Kong where our supply chain office is. I also spend time in the USA and some remote tropical island shooting new campaigns.
I’m currently the Head designer and Art Director at Triangl Swim. I also work closely with the Managing Directors on marketing and strategy development.
Prior to Triangl Swim what were you doing?
I was in Sportswear working as the Head Designer & Art Director at Sneakerboy, this was based in Melbourne which is where I grew up.
Talk us through a typical working day for you?
I travel a lot, I'm in a new country every two weeks. I’m always up at 6am. I run every day, yoga etc. In Hong Kong I spend a lot of time reviewing samples, refining finishes etc.
We do a lot of marketing and campaign planning in Monaco. Our brand is so dynamic, and we’re such a small team, there isn’t really a “typical day” for me!
Biggest pinch me moment at Triangl?
Seeing all the beautiful Triangl girls wearing your product... The community the brand has built is amazing to be apart of.
Best piece of advice you have ever received?
Surround yourself with positive people (or people who care). We live in a competitive world so I think it’s important that your closest people are unconditional.
Favorite place you have visited so far?
Sardinia, Italy... This is where we shot our SS17 July Campaign.
Your go to place/ website for Shopping?
Chanel always. I dress like a boy and I buy a lot of menswear, so Sneakerboy or END clothing. I love Vestiaire Collective, I'm also into vintage Dior at the moment.
What is on the cards this year for yourself and Triangl?
We really want to push the boundaries of swimwear. We’re testing some amazing fabrics which I think could really disrupt the status quo.