A look from Amélie Pichard's collaboration with The Webster.
Amélie Pichard, the accessories designer known for her kitschy-chic sensibility and cult online following, has completed her first round of funding, amassing a roster of investors that includes Nicolas Santi-Weil, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi's chief executive officer and cofounder of The Kooples. The founders of MAD Network — a French retail design firm and creative agency that has worked with Balenciaga, Azzedine Alaïa and Fendi — are also among those taking part in the fund-raising round.
Pichard has sold a minority stake in the business and retains an 80 percent share. Fund-raising was completed in partnership with investment fund ICI, founded by Olivier Rivard Cohen. They declined to reveal the amount of the funding.
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