The lifestyle brand Rosa Comtesse, designed under the concept of 18th century France and the Palace of Versailles, marks its debut at Isetan Shinjuku store today.
Textiles created with images of the Palace of Versailles and Marie Antoinette in mind are the faces of bags, pouches and stationary presented by Rosa Comtesse.
Elisabeth de Feydeau, known for her collection of aromatherapy candles titled “Arty Fragrance by Elisabeth de Feydeau”, has been appointed the creative director of Rosa Comtesse. The candles designed by Feydeau are inspired from the Palace of Versailles and 18th century Baroque culture. One of Feydeau’s signature works is a scent named “Sillage de la Reine” created in collaboration with the Palace of Versailles, which reproduces scents from the 18th century.
Yoko Nakamura, who produced “Le Japon Rive Gauche” exhibit at the Parisian department store Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche last year, is the producer/manager of Rosa Comtesse.
Rosa Comtesse’s debut collection is designed under the theme “Marie Antoinette’s boudoir”, and five different textiles were created in line with the theme. The designs of the textiles have been approved by the Palace of Versailles.
Tote bags (L: 24,840 yen M: 18,360 yen S: 14,040 yen), notebooks (3,996 yen) and pouches (L: 9,720 yen S: 7,560 yen) made with the original textiles are currently on sale at Isetan Shinjuku.
Rosa Comtesse also lines up collaboration items such as a leather bracelet with French belt brand Maison Boinet, financier cakes (1,620 yen for 6) with National Depart, and earphone jacks (648 yen) imaged after Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI with Medicom Toy’s BE@RBRICK. Collaboration candles (7,560 yen/100g) with Arty Fragrance by Elisabeth de Feydeau are also available.
For a limited time, a part of the sales proceeds made from items using the original textiles approved by the Palace of Versailles will be donated to preserve the textiles used to decorate the Palace.