Who is Fanm Mon?
A Dedicated, driven, passionate woman, who is determined to make her dreams a reality.
When was Fanm Mon created and Why?
About 4 years ago, the reason is not just one… But primarily to tear apart the stigma attached to “Fanm Mon” within my culture.
How did you come up with the name of your clothing line “Fanm Mon”?
Fanm Mon is very much like a Nomad… a villager, and such women make everything by hand.
The name is befitting because the core focus of the brand is making our work by hand.
Although we primarily focus on the clothes, we also make jewelry, shoes, bags, and some home decor pieces as well.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Nature!!! absolutely the biggest source of everything.
Nature teaches me, cares for me, it is only right I allow the love I have for it to manifest through my creations.
What are your choices of fabric?
Most natural fibers, but I have got a very soft spot for quality pure linen…
I mainly use linen for production, so be it dress or coat, I just use different weight that are more suitable for the style, weather.
Tell us more about your new collection?
It is extremely colorful, and full of bold options!
I must say that I love some of what is happening in fashion…The whole season/color/texture barriers, sort of feel lifted.
I love that people wear whatever the hell they want, how they want, when they want, I guess this has always been the case for NYC, but very happy to see it happening globally
What is your biggest fear?
I have none!
Or maybe I do not see fear like most people do.
I see fear as a source of strength that tries to teach us, until embraced it defeats us.
So when I sense or and recognize any sort of fear, I embrace it, and get control.
What do you do on your free time?
I have two very happy and active young boys. LOOL…
But I am working on having free time, I am working on a project in our home to create a sanctuary for me to read, rest, do yoga, meditation and workouts with my personal trainer.
Describe a day in the life of Fanm Mon.From waking up to Bed time.
My husband alarm clock wakes me up.
He is up a lot earlier than me, get the boys ready for school. Kerem continues his day, I stay in bed and start working under my covers.
I start to reply to the flood of emails from Australia, the Golf Coast and so on… by the time I am up for tea the mails from Europe starts to roll in.
I answer emails right away, I hate having my inbox with bulk unread/unanswered mails.
Have my BF, and my second cup of tea, read the news, prepare shipments, work on new designs. communicative with my staff throughout the day… and so on.