"Creating your own line pushes your limits and your fears. I have done things I thought I would be incapable of doing and I now feel it is completely normal and part of my daily life. I was shy of showing the clear aesthetic I had in mind for years and now I know there is a space for it. There is a new strength that has been awakened within me and an unstoppable energy that keeps me going without over thinking too much. Having my own line is very liberating."

Photo by Juliette Charvet

Maud Heline is a french designer

She moved to the US in 2012 after having worked for years in the fashion industry, for Isabel Marant and Balmain in Paris, and more recently for Maiyet in New York. She studied design at l’Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne and at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. It is when she became a mother that she started designing her own shirts that soon after were distributed by Barneys in New York and Colette in Paris.