French Fashion Designer Visits Grade 11 and 12 Students

The French 11 and French Accelerated 11/12 classes had the amazing opportunity to speak with the French artist, Ghislain Brown Kossi. Ghislain Brown Kossi specializes in design, photography (including film), and painting. Over the past couple of years, he has designed his own eco-friendly clothing line made solely out of bamboo. We learned about many aspects of the fashion world such as the high-level competition, the difference between a stylist and a designer, and how significant fashion sense is in Paris: “a statement to your personality”. 

Mr. Kossi was born in Lyon and grew up in Paris, embracing the on-trend French fashion community through working alongside famous designers and brands such as Chloé and Louis Vuitton. Though he was inspired by such famous designers, he chose to pursue his dream of an environmentally friendly fashion brand. The class had the chance to sample some of his clothes—they were casual and suitable for all people. The material is very soft and comfortable to wear. Mr. Kossi’s visit was enlightening in terms of the fashion community and brought a new perspective to our understanding of the dedication it takes to be in the fashion world. Thank you Mr. Kossi, we appreciated the time you took to speak with our classes! 

Olivia and Lauren, Grade 11