Aurélie Bidermann's fall collection was inspired by nature, and even more so than usual. The designer used real gingko leaves to create her intricate gold necklaces, and bakelite to mimic old ivory.
"I'm being ethical," she said of the new technique in her Paris atelier. It sure looked authentic—and very Morocco in the early 1970s. (Bianca Jagger and Talitha Getty served as muses.)
While the collection has its own voice, Bidermann favorites are in there, too, including 'Do Brasil bracelets and necklaces in fresh colors, such as teal and peach.
They'll look particularly fetching in the her beach-inspired Left Bank boutique, which opened last year and is doing "very well," the designer says. "I don't want it to be intimidating, I want it to look like a home," she says of the shop's open layout—there are few glass cases in Bidermann's world.
Will she be bringing her home-away-from-home to the States in the near future? "I'm planning to open a shop in New York very soon," she says. Very can't come soon enough.