Angelina Jolie is part of a select group of celebrities who understand, care for and enhance everything they touch from their roots. The actress who decided to leave her position as a UNHCR special envoy -after more than 20 years linked to the organization for refugees dependent on the UN- at the end of 2022 and has now embarked on a new business adventure that maintains a very close relationship especially with humanitarian work.
“I’m starting something new today: a firm where everyone can create…Atelier Jolie is a place for creative people to collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of professional tailors, pattern makers, and craftsmen from around the world,” Jolie explains in her latest blog post. Instagram.
In early April, the news broke that the businesswoman was up to something related to the fashion industry and many pointed to a future launch of her “clothing and jewelry firm.” But Jolie didn’t want to play at becoming a great designer, like Victoria Beckham or Rihanna did before, if she didn’t want to help the hardworking hands behind every little work of art.
The businesswoman explains that “Atelier Jolie is born out of an appreciation and deep respect for the many designers and makers I have worked with over the years, a desire to make use of high-quality vintage material and all that underrated material, and also to be part of a movement to cultivate more self-expression.”
Why buy someone else’s design, when you can create it yourself? –Jolie questions the curious navigators who want to know what is behind her atelier. The actress says that during her long career she has had the opportunity to play with fashion, even design her own clothes and learn about shapes with some of the best tailors.
Throughout this process, he has realized that the soul of clothes are those who are invisible to the eyes for the vast majority: tailors. “These creators rarely get the credit and respect they deserve,” she says. For this reason, his atelier will become a place where clients collaborate “with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors, pattern makers and artisans from around the world.” And he adds: “a place to have fun, create your own designs freely and discover yourself”.
(Tailors) rarely get the credit and respect they deserve.”
“A community of creativity and inspiration, regardless of socioeconomic origin”, parameters in tune with the values that Jolie preaches. “As we work with artisans and creators around the world, we hope that we can help share the richness of their cultural heritage and support the development of their own businesses,” she concludes.