Frédéric Molénac is a designer cum artist who works in spheres of expression ranging from fashion and haute couture through to design and plastic arts.
Graduated from the Studio Berçot, he worked in design studios, first for Claude Montana then for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
In 1987, he launched his own high-end women’s wear label. The same year, his cutting-edge collections won various awards including those from the French ministries of youth and sports and of culture.
The following year, he was named best young European designer in the Cartier Foundation awards.
Highly rated by the French and international press, thanks to his avant-garde touch, Molénac grabbed the attention of Maison Grès where he was appointed art director from 1995 to 1998.
From 2000 to 2002, he put together haute couture collections under his own name.
His interests are not confined to luxury and fashion, and thus he approaches his couture collections more in the spirit of an art designer than by applying constraints dictated by fashion. Molénac uses haute couture as a medium, on the same level as his sculptures and installations which he creates for a private customer base of collectors.
He has also been invited to take part in a wide range of design projects such as the interior design of new underground trains in Shanghai.
Today, he is unveiling OKOON, which bears the distinctive hallmark of his cutting techniques honed since 1987 in his luxury ready-to-wear collections.