After 12 years of rigorous ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet, Alice Vaillant made the decision to study fashion design. Although the designer likens these separate pursuits as two completely different lives, her experience growing with ballet as an art form has a large impact on her work as a designer. The notions of functionality and dressing in a uniform are represented thematically in her versatile pieces that range from tailoring and basics to silken and lacey intimates. Throughout the process, Vaillant consults her peers and friends to ensure that her designs are wearable and functional for women. The brand also prioritizes sustainability in their manufacturing, utilizing majority deadstock materials and fabrics as well as recycling denim and leather. Valliant’s collections of lacey slip dresses, precisely tailored trousers, and asymmetrical lingerie embody the duality of structure and fluidity presented by her inspirations.