The Kéloglanian siblings originally founded a brand of men’s shoes in 1960.
In 1974, Stephane Kéloglanian joined his two brothers and together in 1978 they launched the woman’s line under the name stephane kélian.
The brand is characterized by a genuine shoemaker expertise, a strong identity: architectural lines, mixing masculine and feminine codes, mastery of the technique of weaving all in the service of innovative forms.
Stephane kélian works for the biggest fashion Houses of the 80s, from Issey Miyake to Montana while passing by Jean-Paul Gaultier.
In 2015, conscious of this extra-ordinary legacy, the Royer Group has entrusted Olivia Cognet the art direction of the brand.
As head of Stephane Kélian artistic direction, Olivia Cognet injects a new life to the minimalist genius of the famous French shoemaker.
Talented and passionate, she mixes technical savoir-faire with an expert eye on fashion earned by working with the greatest, from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Robert Clergerie, Sonia Rykiel and Carven to more recently Lanvin.
Through this first Fall-Winter 2015 collection, Olivia Cognet rewrites Kélian historical lines and unveils the renewing of the original “tressé”: a graphic journey into Kélian’s plain elegance and timeless creations.
Game, set and style!
At stephane kélian it’s a graphic game that is taking on the spring-summer 2016 season. Olivia Cognet, new artistic director, draws on the inestimable archives, all the know-how and heritage of the house to develop this new collection.
Modern and curious of all forms of art, the stephane kélian woman appropriates a style that is both sleek and graphic. The tonic and contrasting colors inspired by the markings of tennis courts take the advantage! Minimalist forms, streamlined and chic stay in play while taking height, the wedges play the referees. The intense blue and solar coloring bounce off of the revisited iconic models. The racket strings are transposed in neo-woven transparents.
La cap, the reinvented iconic model takes the style from the top by a lively and elegant smash! A collection without backhands, dynamic and contemporary in tribute to the art of tennis.