Nothing predestined him for fashion. As a child, Mossi Traoré imagined himself more of a footballer than a stylist. But, very quickly, clothing became a means of expression for him, a way of building his personality.
Born of Malian parents, he spent his adolescence
in the city of Hautes-Noues in Villiers-sur-Marne.
Breaking with the dress codes of the city,
he imposes his choices and above all the freedom to dress as he wishes. He then decided to devote his studies to fashion and in 2005 joined a training course as a fashion designer at the Parisian school Mod’Art International. Passionate about the world of Opera,
he did several internships at the Palais Garnier as a dresser.
The opportunity for him to discover the mysteries
and the actors of the Palace, who feed his imagination. At the end of his studies, he continued his apprenticeship in fashion and sewing as a volunteer with an Indian seamstress based in Gare du Nord and an African fabricator with a workshop in the suburbs.
He became manager of a department within a boutique for Giorgio Armani. He travels a lot around the world, especially in Italy, Africa and India to soak up and discover different cultures.
Source Mossi FW 22 Mossi.fr
Photography: Mariana Cattoir