FashionThe story behind French fashion icon Zadig & Voltaire

  • April 27, 2020
  • St. Collins Lane

Zadig & Voltaire: a Paris-born and quintessentially French fashion house, whose name is a reference to the nickname of founder Thierry Gillier.

In 1997, Zadig & Voltaire was created as a women’s ready-to-wear label. It soon became a fashion house recognised for its edgy style and quality materials.

Chic and casual. Young, arty, Parisian. Feminine, masculine. More than an everyday collection, it would be free-spirited, with a rock attitude. A style that makes a statement. Capsule collections with contemporary artists and designers. Fashion as a statement, art as inspiration.

Through a mix of cuts and silhouettes in fabrics like cashmere, leather and denim, the brand was sought after for its approachable and unique feel. Not just for him or her, day or night, or work or leisure. Zadig & Voltaire redefines modern femininity with wild, free, and rock-fuelled wardrobe essentials that embody the strength and sensuality found in the rough and undone.

Ever wondered how Parisians always manage to look so cool? A wardrobe full of Zadig & Voltaire may have something to do with it. They say that a Zadig woman is effortless. Think subtle detailing, a touch of leather, ripped denim, and slouchy tees. Zadig & Voltaire is, after all, a French company who prides itself on offering styles that are tinged with a streetwise edge and rough-and-tumble easiness.

Zadig & Voltaire is located on the Ground Floor at St. Collins Lane.

*Due to COVID-19 the store is temporarily closed.

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The Winter must-have

Investing in a cashmere sweater is always worth it. An unofficial Winter uniform, a cashmere sweater can be paired with your favourite jeans or thrown over a slip dress. Make a bold statement with the Alma Cachemire Sweater in Raspberry from Zadig & Voltaire.

The classic satin shirt

Are you looking for the perfect shirt to wear on any occasion? Comfortable and stylish, gathering details, relaxed fit with an open neck this tunic is made from Japanese satin. Paired with white snow jeans and accessorised with the Kate Moss Mini Bag to create the perfect feminine look.

The streetwise edge

Add a real piece of art to your collection with this Chunky Art Cashmere Sweater with exclusive illustrations by Jormi Graterol. The Venezuelan born now New York based artist, mixes two styles – calligraphy and graffiti collectively called “calligraffiti” resulting in the coolest street art fashion.

From fashion to fragrance

Girls Can Do Anything is a fragrance released by Zadig & Voltaire in 2018. An empowering chord of oriental and fougere fragrances, Girls Can Do Anything represents feminism, free expression, and freedom. Top notes of bergamot, pear, and orange blossom sink into a heart of intense tonka bean. An ode to olfactory liberation!