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Iris Mansard - Raincoat Designer since 1970

Iris Mansard, artisan, fashion designer, it is her, the Raincoatlady.

Artisan of one of a kind's pieces since 1970 she creates today raincoats which vary from a biking cape to a coat for the opera.

"Iris Mansard, it is more than a raincoat!"Iris Mansard - Rain coat Designer

Hold in high esteem by the gotha of Paris and New York for the originality of the colors of her handpaint collection she is also very well known for the quality of execution of her raincoats.
A perfect cut, a fabric with a 10 year guarantee and an incredible service after sale make appreciating the jackets, capes and coats of raincoatlady.
Discover all the available collections in her web shop on www.raincoatlady.com

Iris Mansard- Biography of discreet designer

Iris Mansard is a fashion designer, well known in Europe and USA since the 80ies.
Born the 27th may 1946 in Linz (Austria) in a bourgeois family she has to move in the age of 7 for a little village in the south of Munich en Germany. She discover her love for nature and a deep osmosis which will help her all her life to stay grounded and in the same time linked to a fulfilling mysticism.
After studying sociology a Munich from 1965 to 1968 at the university she travels to Paris and discover the HANDWEAVING. In one second Iris knows that she can use all her talents in this specific activity:

-her sense of organization and mathematics for the construction of the loom
-her talent for fantasy for the mix of materials
-her art for the mix of colors
-her intellectual rigor for constructing the patterns   and she is flowering.

1970-1995 A World of Wool

1978 she opens her own studio in Louhossoa, (64250) little village of the Basque country, organize an international school for textiles, takes care of her two children as single parent and experiments with enormous tapestries. She creates a Life Tree, 11 feet high, which will be exhibited all over Europe, even in the Grand Palais de Paris.
In august 1988 she organizes her first defile for 1000 people in this little village in an original performance style with different musics and poetry texts explaining the spiritual meaning of weaving.
In 1991 she opens a textile museum which surprises by its entertaining conception.
All her creations make her famous:    very sophisticated hand-woven coats and jackets with furs, and leather integrated in mohair.

Wool Tree - Iris Mansard Creation Cahier du tissage - Iris Mansard 1983

1980-2010 The Signature well known «Iris Mansard"

Her inventive spirit and her artisan know-how will bring iris Mansard to the next century. There is no doubt on her success.
You can hear the murmur «you are wearing an Iris Mansard" in the corridors of government cabinet.
Even now you find Iris MANSARD in the "place to be" where are the best artisans, designers in France, USA, England or Egypt.
If you ask her if she has any regret to be not a journalist, the profession she was prepared to, she will become very serious and tell you that she has an enormous chance to do something from A to Z and this object is existing by itself, has his own life and it is Enhancing people.

You can meet her in shows or defiles, just ask her schedule by emailing.

Maison Basque Harnaberria - Louhossoa Baker Street - New York