Born in Paris, France, Sophie's designs come from her everyday life as not only a creator but also a mother and a working woman. With "ACCESSIBLE LUXURY" as the guiding concept, her creative approach is based on cherishing both the freedom of creativity in fashion and the personality of the wearer.
Sophie Mechaly adores the chic, retro details of the 1920' and 30s, and has a knack for crafting those details into contemporary, modern styles. The designs in her fun-filled collection are permeated with a relentless "JOIE DE VIVRE" (the joy of life), garnering PAUL & JOE a well earned reputation as the brand that best expresses today's Parisian lifestyle. Innovative, original prints are added to her collection every season, each with its own distinctive floral motif. This is just one of Sophie's unique 'signatures'.
Sophie says: "I like women to have a presence that's always fun and beautiful, and I'd like men to be gentle, positive, and a little bit wild." The designer's ideas are embodied in the materials, silhouettes, and colors of every collection, and are reflected in the design and ambience of all PAUL & JOE boutiques.