Rebellion of a former gendarme through punk and vegan leather goods
Bayeux (France) (AFP) - In the past, this gendarmerie officer commanded up to 120 soldiers.Today Cécile Vincent creates punk bags in vegan materials at home, surrounded by two chihuahua dogs.Her new way of campaigning for a better world , "slowly".
Her hair dyed pink and cut short brings out the skull-shaped earrings, "eccentricities absolutely not possible" in her life before "standardized and framed".
The creations of her brand Senza (Sans in Italian) bear the names of witches that she presented last weekend at the Smmmile fashion and vegan gastronomy festival in Paris.
Rejecting "cruelty and violence", it also fights a world "without oppression or patriarchy".
Recently vegan, Cécile Vincent, 38, manufactures her leather goods in innovative materials made from pineapple leaf fibers or cactus powder attached to cotton.
Skull patterns on jacquard, studs, a bolt clasp bring a rock touch dear to this fan of the Indochina group or of "Mongolian metal" that she listens to while making the bags.The camouflage canvas backpack is lined with a pink fabric printed with middle fingers.
Codes "punk" which are suitable for any woman who wants to express "a kind of rebellion against the established order", estimates Cécile, daughter of a police chief married to a gendarme and mother of a boy of 10 years.
"I was a policeman for 15 years, it's a rich and fascinating job, but unfortunately on the dark side of life and society.After a while, I wanted to broaden my horizons and express my creativity, ”she told AFP in her home in Bayeux, Normandy.
"I overdosed, I am against cruelty and wanted to have a sweeter life."
Posted Date: 2020-09-25