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Bonjour Riviera.

WORLD RENOWNED fashion illustrator Megan Hess and Polish design duo, the phenomenal POCA & POCA, are set to release their second capsule collection together – Claris the Mouse Childrenswear.

The collection is inspired by Megan’s children’s book character, Claris, and her chic adventures all over the French Riviera.

Megan designed eight looks for the Spring / Summer 2020 collection that were brought to life by the POCA & POCA team of master tailors.

The Claris Collection was officially launched in 2018 offering readers delightful rhyming tales about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse. From chasing her dream of moving to Paris in Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, to racing against the clock to attend Paris Fashion Week in Claris: Fashion Fiasco, follow Claris’ next adventure as she stows away on the family trip to the French Riviera in Claris: Bonjour Riviera.

POCA & POCA is a young fashion brand. Bringing together fresh and creative designs, a passion for style, a love for precious things, unique fabrics and an eye for detail.

It all started with a dream, a fairy-tale and believing that all things can come true if you put your heart and soul into it. POCA & POCA illustrates young and innovative designs that are both simple and sophisticated. It’s for the young and creative, the youthful and stylish, the elegant and trendy – for all those who care about being unique and experimenting with their own individual style.

WHO IS CLARIS?

This is the story of how kind-hearted Claris took a chance, and became the most chic mouse in Paris. A delightful rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, created by acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Published by Hardie Grant Egmont.

Bonjour Riviera is a delightful rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, Claris, the third book in the series from Megan Hess.

Alongside the book launch, luxury fashion brand POCA & POCA by sister and brother duo Karolina and Wiktor Gniewek, will unveil their newest Claris fashion collection consisting of six key looks – a resort collection in hues of blues and creams inspired by Claris’ upcoming seaside adventure. Crafted by a team of master tailors in Poland with precision and skill, each design is of the highest quality, exemplifying an energetic and youthful spirit. Timeless creations that are to be cherished and treasured forever.

ABOUT MEGAN HESS

Megan Hess was destined to draw.

An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world’s leading design agencies. In 2008 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book Sex And The City - written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke range of silk scarves, cushions and Limited Edition prints sold around the globe.

She has written and illustrated 3 best selling books: Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel.

Her renowned clients include: Prada, Dior,  Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée, Givenchy, Wedgwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michelle Obama, Cartier, Laduree, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Guerlain, Paspaley, Tag Heuer, and Disney.

Styling, idea, photography: Alexandra Atach

Model: Noyemi Pia

Location: Mediterranean seaside

Clothes available: www.pocaandpoca.com

Design: www.meganhess.com

Book: www.claristhemouse.com

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