Zadig and Voltaire, luxury with a rock ‘n’ roll twist.
Zadig and Voltaire subtly blend Parisian elegance and British eccentricity. Both men's and women's collections combine both an edgy rock ‘n’ roll style with wearable pieces. Embellished cashmere jumpers, leather trousers and studded boots work in perfect unity.
A family brand
The great-nephew of André Gillier, co-creator of the renowned French brand Lacoste, Thiérry Gillier launched Zadig and Voltaire in 1997, in homage to Zadig, the main character from the novel by Voltaire. Assisted by his wife Amélie, who shared his passion for fashion, Thiérry works with luxury materials such as silk and cashmere, playing with animal prints and revolutionary messaging. Beginning with womenswear, and later expanding the chic rock ‘n’ roll style into collections for men and children. Zadig and Voltaire also create accessories – refined with an edgy twist, such as the studded leather fingerless gloves, serpent and skull rings, and feather-shaped or angel wing-shaped earrings.
With their skull and crossbones, animal motifs and diamantes, Zadig and Voltaire's leather goods and accessories are inspired by rock ‘n’ roll glam and the British ‘cool’ scene. We cant get enough of their python boots nailed accessories and the Gaia Repossi openwork ring. When it comes to bags, they come in all shapes and sizes, from the Sunny XS mini bowling bag to the 48 hr bag and not forgetting the Touly beggar's bag, with the padded pocket and chain shoulder strap. Zadig and Voltaire also design a wide range of shoes: Studded flat boots, nubuck leather ankle boots, leather court shoes…
Contemporary, chic and laid-back luxe.
On the whole Thiérry and Amélie design the collections together, however from time to time they do collaborate with other designers. In 2011, model Erin Wasson went back to her Texan roots to design a capsule collection with the brand, which included snakeskin cowboy boots, flared raw denim jeans and jackets embellished with large metal studs. In 2014, Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen collaborated with Zadig and Voltaire, creating androgynous pieces, that seamlessly slotted into the fashion house’s rock ‘n’ roll style; pieces, denim jackets and edgy t-shirts. Zadig and Voltaire are also proud to dress the celebrities who follow the brand. Spotted: Eva Longoria with her Celsa cashmere jumper, Jessica Alba with the Love Deluxe shopping bag and Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio with the Relia Deluxe dress.