The Art of the Extra-ordinary
Since 1989, the Art of creating extraordinary bags.
A Jamin Puech bag is before all a burst of imagination, an intuition, a story of memories and emotions.
It is also a voyage where cultures intertwine, where master craftsmen around the world work and assemble the most noble and surprising materials.
OVER 25 YEARS OF CREATION AND CRAFTMANSHIP
In 1989, Isabelle Puech and Benoit Jamin were studying fashion design in Paris while creating costumes for theatres and the Opera. This led them to design their first eclectic and unclassifiable bags including elements of far away cultures, perhaps a legacy of Isabelle Puech's childhood spent sailing the world with her parents from Africa to Polynesian islands.
That year they presented their creations to the International Fashion and Photography Festival (Hyères, Côte d'Azur), the most prestigious competition for young creators which revealed the likes of Viktor & Rolf or Felipe Oliveira Baptista. They won the first prize and Bergdorf Goodman bought all the collection.
They would subsequently design bags for Chanel, Balmain, and Chloé before launching Jamin Puech in 1992 and soon after opening a first boutique-atelier in Paris.
Today Jamin Puech still walks the less travelled roads of creation producing twice a year over sixty new colourful, surprising and impeccably made new designs.
First prize of the Festival of creators of Hyères
Design of the bags for Chanel ready-to-wear collection, then Chloe and Balmain
Start of the collaboration with embroiders in India
Opening of the first store and atelier in Paris rue d’Hauteville
Opening of the New York store
Ouverture de la première boutique à Tokyo, Omotesando
Opening of the second store in Paris, rue Madame, Saint Germain des Prés
Opening of the third store in Paris, rue Vielle du Temple, Le Marais
Participation in the exhibition "Le cas du sac" at the Musée des arts Décoratifs
Opening of Jamin Puech stand at Printemps Haussmann, Paris
Osaka: second Japanese store
Jamin Puech part of the book BAG - Laurence King publishing
Retrospective of 20 years of the brand in Tokyo
Ranked among the top 10 fashion designers of the 2000s by Gala magazine
Opening of the new Jamin Puech showroom in Paris, rue Malher, le Marais