Dominique Aurientis

Dominique Aurientis

French fashion designer.
Country: France

  1. Biography of Dominique Aurientis
  2. Founding 'Dominique Aurientis'
  3. Moving to Bali and Expanding Creativity
  4. Return to Europe and Online Store

Biography of Dominique Aurientis

Dominique Aurientis is a French fashion designer born in 1953 in Aix-en-Provence, France. She began her career by working at the atelier of the fashion house Christian Dior. She then went on to work with renowned fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin, Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, and Céline. Aurientis studied at the University of Paris, La Sorbonne.

Dominique Aurientis

Founding 'Dominique Aurientis'

In 1986, Aurientis founded her eponymous brand 'Dominique Aurientis', which offers unique and feminine jewelry and accessories. Her collection gained media attention, with models wearing her creations appearing in French magazines such as 'ELLE' and 'Glamour'. This led to collaborations with major international distributors including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Brown's, Isetan, Joyce, and others.

Moving to Bali and Expanding Creativity

In the 1990s, Aurientis adopted two children from Brazil and decided to relocate to Bali. There, she opened a jewelry workshop and an interior design studio, utilizing the rich expertise of local Balinese craftsmen while establishing important partnerships with Indian and Thai studios. Bali provided her with new sources of inspiration to create jewelry from traditional and environmentally-friendly materials. Additionally, Aurientis extensively employs the technique of crafting new jewelry from recycled materials, such as wood discarded from railway tracks.

Return to Europe and Online Store

In 2000, Aurientis returned to Europe to focus on the education of her children. While working as a consultant for well-known Italian brands, she decided to embark on a new venture in 2008. With the support of her previous distributors, she opened an online store a year later. Currently, Aurientis resides in Provence, her native region in southern France. Her jewelry, primarily made from Italian and French materials, is often featured in fashion magazines worldwide.