La Folle is the new alfresco accessories brand by multi - disciplined
designer Fi Stewart (that's me!), affectionately called 'FiFi Folle'
by friends, ('La Folle' meaning 'the crazy girl' in French)
Having formally studied Graphic Design, before moving
into Fashion Styling, I have spent the past 20 years
working in the fashion & design industries,
gradually absorbing a wealth of inspiration
from the worlds of art, fashion & music.
My lifelong obsession with bright &
bold design has led me to develop
a distinctive style that is colourful,
free spirited and fun. I aim to
create products that are
stylish and functional
in equal measure,
evoking joy &
how the 'crazy girl'
came to be...
After experimenting making a variety of fashion
accessories, my attention turned to one of
my favored possessions...
Sweltering in the heat of the midday sun, dancing at a Summer roof
terrace party, I reached into my bag for my trusty hand fan to cool myself
down, and that's when the light bulb moment happened. I realised
there was a huge gap in the market for modern folding fans, and so my
quest to design a range that was cool & contemporary began.
La Folle Fans are inspired by Art, fashion, music, dance, festivals, dressing
up, travelling the globe, and general good times! I intend to create timeless
designs you will love and cherish, year after year. Each fan is lovingly
designed by myself at my studio in Bristol, then hand assembled by master
craftsmen & women in Spain, using my original artwork digitally printed on
to cotton, then glued on to sustainable Birch wood ribs.
Perfect for the fun times in life, be that on the beach, a party, a festival, or
just to brighten a dull day. La Folle Fans are wildly colourful, strikingly
different, and sure to make you stand out in the crowd.
So whether you're melting in a heatwave, or just feeling a little
flustered, why not revive your senses in style.
Wave goodbye to hot & bothered, and say hello to
La FollE Fans!