Kilometre Paris meets Anne Willi
This is the story of how two women of fashion reunited.
Anne Willi and Alexandra Senes have known each other since their teenage years. Every summer, their friendly parents meet in Provence. From a party in Propiac, to the flea market in Isle-sur-Sorgue, passing through the market in Vaison-la-Romaine.
Having become women, each one evolved in the fashion industry, Alexandra became editor-in-chief of the magazine "Jalouse" then 4 years ago, she created her brand Kilometre Paris; hand-embroidered shirts in honor of her many travels. Anne flied to Tel Aviv, created her ready-to-wear brand for women, then returns to Paris to open her first boutique in the Bastille before expanding to Brooklyn.
Since then, each has traveled and worked while raising their own children.They follow each other on Instagram but had never found the time to meet again. Alexandra traveling between Calcutta, her embroidery workshop in Hampthons where her brand sells so well and Anne traveling a lot in New York where she opened two shops in the heart of Brooklyn.
Two creatives always ready for a new project.
And then 2020 .. patatra! Every business is struggling, people couldn’t travel and see each other.
At the end of January 2021, they met again.
They still have the same combative energy in this changing period. They have thought of doing a collaboration on a flagship product.
Alexandra Senes adored the “Dorian Cape” from the Anne Willi Winter 20-21 Collection. The cape reminded her of a drawing board, she then asked Anne to design a place that she loved.
Anne Willi have chosen Arosa, a Swiss village in Graubünden, the cradle of her origins. She have designed "The Chalet Willi" built by her great-grandfather in 1712.
Kilometre Paris will have Anne’s landscape of childhood, Arosa, embroidered by hand in her studio in India.
This cape is available for pre-order (6 weeks of production).
Available to try on in their respective stores:
Kilometre: 22 rue du Vertbois 75010 Paris
Anne Willi Bastille: 13 rue Keller 75011 Paris
Anne Willi St germain des près: 20 rue de l'Odéon 75006 Paris
Anne Willi Brooklyn: 362 Atlantic av. 1217 New york