After the creative and technical process of designing, sampling and producing products, how I choose to present M.Hulot to the world is one of my favourite parts of the job. A photoshoot is the culmination of months of work, a way of communicating a total look and vision before the products meet their new owners and take on their own life and character.
As M.Hulot is largely sold online, and I am not meeting customers regularly, I always relish the pictures I get sent of you wearing M.Hulot often demonstrating a new, fresh way of styling or insights in the lives and loves of the wearer.
To launch our new pieces for Autumn/Winter 2022, as well as new look at our classic collection, I choose to work with long term collaborator Jon Aaron Green on photographing M.Hulot on two wonderful and creative Women I admire, and in the environments in which they live and work.
First up is Corrie Williamson, whose sculptural pieces I have been drawn to for many years now. Working across the surely unique product combination of jewellery and mobiles, Corrie’s work has a strong sense of materiality. Made up of simple shapes, often from reclaimed wood and metals, natural untreated wood sits alongside polished, rubbed and burnished surfaces.
Corrie’s pieces are bold yet have a subtle and unassuming quality, much like Corrie and her home. When photographing her, we talked about the need to retain imperfections and personality when renovating and that lived in feel which makes a house a home.
It is obvious that Corrie’s life and work are one, her home naturally taking on the same warm tones as her designs. There are untreated wooden draws and chests from eBay, powdered pigment cobalt blue kitchen tiles from Bert and May, and simple pleasures in the form of bowls of fruit and veg, ceramics and candles dotted around the rooms. A garden studio, houses Corrie’s collected tools and machinery as well as experiments in shape and form and pieces ready to go out to customers.
Corrie wears M.Hulot’s latest bags, The Wilb Mini Tote and Ark Cross Body, in Caramel as well as classic Romsey Tote in Chocolate and our smaller pieces the Pightle Purse in Tan and the Brook Purse in Navy.
A big thanks to Corrie for taking part in ‘Worn By’ and for welcoming us into her beautiful space.
Photography by Jon Aaron Green