Lou de Bètoly

„Berlin tastes like tofu sausage.“

20 persönliche und mal mehr, mal weniger modische Fragen an Talente aus unserer Heimatstadt Berlin.

„You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.“ For French designer Odèly Teboul, chaos rules her creative work. In 2017, she founded her label Lou de Bètoly after parting ways with designer Annelie Augustin and the Augustin Teboul label. Her designs are characterised by extraordinary and surreal ornamentation. Where does she get her inspiration? From her dreams – a world ruled by chaos and surrealism, just like Teboul’s design processes.

1. Where do you live?

Lou de Bètoly: I live in Neukölln, Berlin.

2. Since when are you in Berlin and where are you from?

LB: I am from Paris and I’m in Berlin since 2011. 

3. Where do you want to go?

LB: Everywhere.

4. How big is your flat?

LB: I find it big.

5. How big is your studio / office?

LB: At the moment I invaded my flat. But I’m moving in a new space next month.

6. How big is your team?

LB: My team is small.

7. What would you do if not fashion design?

LB: If I wouldn’t be a fashion designer then maybe I would do other kinds of design.

8. Do you have a role model?

LB: I like people who appear very free to me.

9. Which district do you like the most and why?

LB: Neukölln because I know it very well.

10. Your secret Berlin tipp?

LB: If I tell you then it’s not a secret anymore.

11. What does Berlin smell like?

LB: It smells like fresh air.

12. What does Berlin taste like?

LB: It tastes like tofu sausage.

13. The berliners knack for fashion? 

LB: They experiment very well.

14. And their weak point?

LB: French chic.

15. Where do you see the Berlin fashion scene in 10 years?

LB: I don’t know.

woman age knit wall

Inspiration findet die Designerin im Surrealismus und Chaos, in der Nostalgie und Extravaganza.

white heels knit Lou de betoly lace

Die Designerin ist für ihr feines Handwerk und ihre detaillierten Verzierungen bekannt.

16. Which colour has your wardrobe?

LB: Multico.

17. How long is the screen time of your smartphone?

LB: Aprox two hours.

18. A trend which you would never follow?

LB: I don’t say never to a trend because it changes quickly.

19. A trend which you are following?

LB: I started wearing sneakers a few years ago and I think it’s very comfortable.

20. Which music do you hear when you are working? 

LB: I hear any kind of music and especially a lot of classic music and soundtracks.

21. What do you want to archive?

LB: Everything.

22. What slows you down?

LB: My feelings.

23. If Berlin would be a piece of clothing, what would it be?

LB: It would be a vintage sweater.

24. Why still Berlin?

LB: Because it feels like home.