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Vol. 1:  On Isolation

Raphaële Anfré

Histoire D'Amour

artwork by Raphaële Anfré


Gouache ExtraFine on 100% Cotton Arches 300g/m2 - 46x61cm

This painting tells the story of a love story with a succession of abstract and colorful elements . Case after case a new element appears, a new feeling, to finally reach love. And then, a new

story begins.

« It first started with the dream of a little thing... Then it grows,

And increases.
Eyes closed, eyelids closed, lips opened. It’s big.
It’s strong.
Bigger than Me,
Stronger than Me.
It’s Me,
It’s You,
It’s Us.
And it starts again... »

« Histoire d’amour » meaning « Love story » in French.

Féminité Reposée

artwork by Raphaële Anfré

I wanted to paint « Rested Femininity » with an Evolution Painting where the drawing appears case after case. To illustrate that Womanhood is a journey. That we create our own. Step by step.


Watercolor ExtraFine on 100% Cotton Arches 300g/m2 - 46x61cm

Raphaële Anfré is an artist and a fashion designer. She is passionate about art and traditional handcraft. She always drew, as far back as she can remember. After studying at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Parisian fashion school), she joined a high end ready-to-wear French fashion House. She was responsible for the creation, the development and the production of four collections per year. In 2016 she leaves and decides to fully commit to her art. She dictates to herself a new way of drawing. So far, she was used to traditional techniques with the idea of “what to do, what not to do, what is right, what is wrong” leaned at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Parisian art school) and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne but decided not to use any pencil or eraser. She eliminates the concept of error in drawing, and chooses to apply colours directly. In 2018 she starts her own fashion House, named “Ë.L.E Paris” after the last three letters of her first name, also the homophonous of “ELLE”, “SHE”, in French. A high-end ready-to-wear brand, made in France, with a collection of self hand painted unique pieces.

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