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Unveiling Feleecie: A Journey of Haute Couture and Artistic Collaboration

Par Rédigé le 10/07/2023 (dernière modification le 06/07/2023)

Step into the enchanting world of Feleecie, where haute couture takes on a new dimension of whimsical beauty. Kyle Feleecie and Jill Feleecie, as they bring their shared passion for fashion to life in New York. Discover the evolution of the fashion industry, from its humble beginnings to its current status as a global phenomenon where tradition, innovation, and the boundless imagination of Feleecie converge to redefine the essence of haute couture.

Unveiling Feleecie: A Journey of Haute Couture and Artistic Collaboration. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
Unveiling Feleecie: A Journey of Haute Couture and Artistic Collaboration. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
In the realm of haute couture, where creativity intertwines with craftsmanship, there are rare individuals whose designs transcend the boundaries of fashion and become artistic masterpieces. One such visionary is Kyle Feleecie, the owner and designer behind the renowned haute couture brand, Feleecie. With a rich history steeped in couture fashion and a commitment to whimsical beauty, Feleecie has captivated the world of fashion with its enchanting creations.

In an exclusive interview, Kyle Feleecie takes us behind the scenes of his extraordinary journey and provides insight into the inspirations, challenges, and creative process that have shaped the brand. Collaborating closely with Jill Feleecie, a seasoned couture fashion designer, Kyle's story is one of intergenerational artistry and a shared passion for bringing happiness and beauty into the world. Throughout their illustrious careers, Kyle and Jill Feleecie have designed for elite clientele, including renowned celebrities and international royalty.

Kyle Feleecie draws inspiration from the fluidity of movement, creating designs that emulate the grace of a clean, beautiful river. Each garment tells a story, radiating a lighthearted and romantic essence that leaves a lasting impression. While trends may come and go, Feleecie remains steadfast in its commitment to true beauty, unbound by the limitations of passing fads. Rooted in the legacy of fashion icons like Christian Dior and the flamboyant ingenuity of John Galliano, Feleecie's designs celebrate the timeless allure of the feminine form, embracing individuality and creativity. As we venture deeper into the interview, we unravel the steps of Feleecie's creative process—a delicate balance of surrendering to the design while harnessing the expertise honed over years of craftsmanship. With each creation possessing its own distinct personality, Feleecie showcases a remarkable range of artistry and an unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of haute couture, offering a glimpse into the magical realm where dreams and high fashion intertwine, leaving an indelible mark on the industry's landscape.

With their new Haute Couture House officially launching on September 2023 in New York, their dedication to the craft and meticulous attention to detail have earned them a well-deserved reputation as masters of their trade.
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The Enchanting World of Haute Couture. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
The Enchanting World of Haute Couture. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
- Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Kyle Feleecie, an owner and designer for Feleecie.

- Can you tell us all about your history, do you remember the very first piece you create and the moment you decide “This is it, I’m gonna create my own Haute Couture brand Feleecie”?

My Mom (Jill Feleecie) has been a couture fashion designer for over 30 years. Her atelier was located in Beverly Hills, California. She designed unique garments for the elite, countless celebrities (Mariah Carey, Beyonce to name just a couple) and royalty from all over the world. I’ve always worked with and helped her in one way or another for as long as I can remember. After her divorce, we moved to India for about 5 years. During that time, we traveled the country, visited remote villages and immersed ourselves in their rich textile history, mastery and culture. Learned in depth about the difference in threads produced by particular silk worms, intricate weaving, natural fabric dye that does not harm the environment, as well as a multitude of masterful embroidery methods. After being so incredibly privileged to have learned and grow our craft. We decide it was time to take what we have learned and open our new atelier. To share that beauty with the world. So, we moved to New York.

- You are collaborating with your mom, what's your favorite part about it and being a fashion designer, what are your strengths and the biggest challenge for you both?

My Mother (Jill Feleecie) and I work together very well. She is my best friend and has taught me everything I know professionally. We both love what we do and are having a lot fun building a new brand together.

In terms of being a designer, challenges make you better. Which is exciting and I believe our biggest strength.

- What inspires you the most when you create?

Flow and movement. Like a clean beautiful river. Not allowing the design to have areas of stagnation.

- If your collection was a person, how would you describe it?

She would be a fun, lighthearted, romantic and whimsical person. A person that did all she could to bring happiness, beauty and love into this world.

- What are your favorite trends in fashion, both in the past and present?

I don’t pay attention to trends, past or present. I believe getting caught up in trends stifles creativity. We do what we feel is beautiful.

- How long did you work on your upcoming collection?

About 6 years, when we started out journey through India.

- What have inspired your vision (any art form or existing designer)?

The designer we respect the most is Christian Dior himself. You can see he loved the beauty of the feminine form.

Second most was John Galliano when he designed for the house of Dior. The flamboyant over the top nature of his dresses were exciting. The combination fabrics he used was incredible.

- Can you describe the steps of your creative process?

Trying not to think too hard. Removing our self from the design process and allow the design to create itself.

- Your favorite creation so far?

All our design have their own unique personalities. Its hard to pick one.

Feleecie: A Journey of Haute Couture, Artistic Collaboration, and the Evolution of Fashion

Catwalk of Feleecie Runway Show. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
Catwalk of Feleecie Runway Show. (c) Kyle Feleecie.
The fashion industry has undergone a remarkable evolution, reflecting the ever-changing tastes and desires of society. From its humble beginnings as a utilitarian necessity to its current status as a global phenomenon, fashion has transcended mere clothing, becoming an art form that expresses individuality and cultural shifts. Over the years, fashion trends have mirrored the societal and technological advancements, adapting to new fabrics, silhouettes, and design philosophies. The industry has witnessed the rise of fashion houses, iconic designers, and influential movements that have shaped the way we perceive style. Today, fashion is not only a means of self-expression but also a platform for addressing social issues, sustainability, and inclusivity. As the fashion industry continues to evolve, it embraces innovation, diversity, and the exploration of new frontiers, making it an exciting and ever-evolving realm of creative expression.

Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry, Feleecie stands as a testament to the enduring power of artistic collaboration and a deep-rooted passion for beauty. Kyle and Jill Feleecie's partnership transcends mere design, embodying a harmonious fusion of creativity and craftsmanship. Together, they navigate the challenges of the fashion world, drawing strength from their shared vision and unwavering commitment to their craft. With Feleecie, they have created more than a brand; they have fashioned a vibrant tapestry where tradition, innovation, and whimsy converge, captivating the hearts and imaginations of fashion enthusiasts around the globe.

A family collaboration in Haute Couture. c) Kyle Feleecie.
A family collaboration in Haute Couture. c) Kyle Feleecie.

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