This time, it's me Margaux, the founder of ŌKAN STUDIO who lends me to the interview game. I'm taking stock of my journey, explaining to you how I imagined the KIRA edition, my third since the launch of ŌKAN in 2019, and how I got out of my comfort zone.
I hope this interview will help you understand my journey, what pushed me to create KIRA and that it will inspire you with strength and self-confidence.
Manon: Hello Margaux, how would you describe your approach for the KIRA edition?
Margaux: When creating a new edition, we often feel dizzy and wonder if we will succeed in renewing ourselves. Today it’s been three and a half years since I founded ŌKAN. My collections evolve as I do, I gain more confidence, I have more experience and I want to surprise more.
Manon: What are your inspirations for this new edition?Margaux: For this new edition I drew a lot of inspiration from the work of Zaha Hadid, who is a great architect. It offers buildings with organic shapes which are spectacular with very dynamic play of curves.
Manon: How did you get out of your comfort zone?
Margaux: I really went beyond my comfort zone when creating my first chain: the KIRA Chain Necklace. I had to master new 3D design techniques to be able to make these shapes which look so simple but which have real complexity.
Manon: How does this new edition fit in with continuity? And what is different from previous editions?
Margaux: What doesn't change with the KIRA edition is my desire to inspire strength and courage. Although the new designs are lighter and more fluid, they do not lose their power. We find my taste for dynamic curves but what changes is that they are now three-dimensional, elusive and even incisive, especially with the KIRA ear pick!
Manon: What is the link with Matrix?