Why the name H8LI
The name H8LI is pronounced HOOLI, and the festival of HOLI in INDIA is a worldwide reference. Color pigments are used with spiritual intent and their values are sacred. I've replaced the "O" with an 8 because it's a lucky number and the symbol of vertical infinity. H8LI are my colors made to last.
WHY CREATE H8LI?
I created h8li in January 2017 after feeling a need to brighten up our so normative and serious wardrobe. I was nostalgic for the women of my childhood who wore colors with panache and boldness, assuming their creativity and freedom. I had worked for a brand of men's shirts and later helped to set up a workshop to help women in difficulty recover through donations of care and clothing.
Having the opportunity to create my own color collections on a noble and ancestral medium seemed to me to be a magnificent means of expression. I set off to meet a megissier in the Tarn region, as I lived in Bordeaux and distance was an advantage. Since then, I've remained loyal to this region, historically linked to the work of tanners. My intention is to offer high-quality, original garments in small series, easy to introduce into our modern lives. Our showroom appointments are an opportunity to meet you and see for yourself the uniqueness of each garment.
ODE TO WOMAN
Affirm your joy: that's the ambition of H8LI. Our coloured leather trousers are for all women who want to break free from the rules and freely wear an original and unique colour. Forget the strict and conventional dress-code. Have fun! Wear H8LI.