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Papillon was found by Chai Vivan in year 2012. The company started as a small fashion jewellery business but slowly shifted its direction to focus on designing women’s clutches.
Vivan is a dancer who trained in ballet, contemporary dance and traditional dances. She also a dance choreographer who has been nominated for The Boh Cameronian Arts Award. While still having the passion in dance, she developed her new passion for designing dinner clutches.
Vivan sees how a well-designed clutch bag can change the appearance of a woman, as it can flatter a woman’s body shape, and makes her look elegant. She noticed that most women in many Asian countries still do not have the habit of carrying a clutch bag to attend evening occasions.
She hopes by bringing in clutch bags that can be easily matched, spacious enough to put what is necessary, and with an affordable price, it will gradually expand the culture of clutch bags for women. The goal of established Papillon is to beautify women with a piece of fashion accessories, yet remain the personality of oneself, said Vivan.
The Pentagons Logo
Papillon's feminine rose logo is formed by rotating three different sizes of pentagon in a spiral course, resembling a spinning red tutu. The red tutu idea was inspired by the co-founder's background as a ballerina. Vivan applied the elegance and classiness of ballet into the designs of the evening clutches and handbags, make the accessories to be appealing for the eyes.
Maria Devonne is the ambassador for the outstanding and daring designs for the Metallic series of Papillon Clutch. The two designs are representing the elegance and exoticness of a woman, just like the ambassador. Maria is not only the winner of the Miss Grand Kuala Lumpur 2017, but she is also one of the finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2017.
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”
~ Rachel Zoe