After a perfume, a candle is a way of daily living a smell: entering a room, closing eyes and slowly inhaling it for the pleasure of it. With this candle N°6, as number 6 rue de Budapest in Paris, Marc-Antoine Barrois has wished to fill his Maison de Couture with the olfactory memories of his childhood: Memories of a large house where the elegance of his grandfather prevailed in the leather smell of a precious attaché-case or other bags. The warm atmosphere of an afternoon spent with his family in the living room beside the fireplace, with some delicate scents here and there coming out of the kitchen where an afternoon snack was being prepared.
Marc-Antoine Barrois is a French couturier born from a northern French family who had made name for themselves in the textile industry. From a very early age he was fascinated by his grandfather’s elegance that drove him to seek the art of simple luxury without ostentation but assuredly with finesse. After learning patterns, cutting and sewing as he was studying textile engineering, he designed his first collection in Lille in 2006. This success then led Marc-Antoine Barrois to work with Dominique Sirop, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jean-Claude Jitrois before creating his own Maison de Couture for men. Offering men what women have already in Haute Couture, Marc-Antoine Barrois designs unique suits, tuxedos and jackets for confidential clients seeking exclusivity. The first MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS boutique opened in 2013 on rue de Budapest in Paris and offers Parisian crafted collections of jewels and accessories alongside his bespoke clothing. As a result of the heart of the creative process, he defines his world as a new constellation offering handcrafted luxury in a place where service and a warm of spirit prevail.