Delphine Haccius

Delphine grew up in Geneva and pursued her university studies at HEC Lausanne for 5 years. Freshly graduated in 2015, she began her career in consulting for SMEs and start-ups before turning to digital marketing. Through her work, she quickly realized that she was missing a string to her bow: a genuine environmental and social impact.

Immersed in the textile world from a very young age thanks to her grandparents, a spinning world leader in Alsace and another one highly involved in Parisian fashion, it is the Rana Plaza disaster that made her aware of what truly lies behind the fashion industry. From then on, AVANI started to bloom in her head.

It was in March 2017, after a serious ski accident which immobilized her for 8 months, that Delphine decided to embark on her ambitious project. Between her resolute desire for creation and her desire to make things happen, she officially launched AVANI at the end of May 2018, a committed and feminine fashion brand striving for a sustainable future.

Delphine Haccius

Delphine grew up in Geneva and pursued her university studies at HEC Lausanne for 5 years. Freshly graduated in 2015, she began her career in consulting for SMEs and start-ups before turning to digital marketing. Through her work, she quickly realized that she was missing a string to her bow: a genuine environmental and social impact.

Immersed in the textile world from a very young age thanks to her grandparents, a spinning world leader in Alsace and another one highly involved in Parisian fashion, it is the Rana Plaza disaster that made her aware of what truly lies behind the fashion industry. From then on, AVANI started to bloom in her head.

It was in March 2017, after a serious ski accident which immobilized her for 8 months, that Delphine decided to embark on her ambitious project. Between her resolute desire for creation and her desire to make things happen, she officially launched AVANI at the end of May 2018, a committed and feminine fashion brand striving for a sustainable future.

Christel Grandchamp

Christel discovered her very first passion when she was at school: textile design. She quickly turned to professional studies in fashion design and began her career in professional teaching in Lausanne. At the same time, she opened her own workshop, Atelier Gran’Cri, for which she decided to devote herself entirely three years later.

Since then, she has worked on various haute couture projects, theatre, fashion and in the film industry for stop motion productions. She has specialized in these last two fields since 2014 and has especially been head costume designer for the miniature costumes of “Ma vie de Courgette”, an animated feature film directed by Claude Barras (2016).

Christel launched herself into the AVANI adventure in 2018 to take care of the technical realization of the collections: design, pattern making and prototype development. Christel and Delphine work hand in hand to design clothes that are as much eco-friendly as possible, in terms of materials, design and management of fabric waste.

Christel Grandchamp

Christel discovered her very first passion when she was at school: textile design. She quickly turned to professional studies in fashion design and began her career in professional teaching in Lausanne. At the same time, she opened her own workshop, Atelier Gran’Cri, for which she decided to devote herself entirely three years later.

Since then, she has worked on various haute couture projects, theatre, fashion and in the film industry for stop motion productions. She has specialized in these last two fields since 2014 and has especially been head costume designer for the miniature costumes of “Ma vie de Courgette”, an animated feature film directed by Claude Barras (2016).

Christel launched herself into the AVANI adventure in 2018 to take care of the technical realization of the collections: design, pattern making and prototype development. Christel and Delphine work hand in hand to design clothes that are as much eco-friendly as possible, in terms of materials, design and management of fabric waste.

Virginie Paladini

As soon as she completed her high school graduation project on environmentally responsible fashion, Virginie became aware of the dark side of this industry and discovered a passion for sustainability in fashion.

Since then, she has done several internships at Tallis and during her exchange year in Copenhagen she was part of the volunteer team at the widely recognised eco-fashion event: the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from HEC Lausanne, where she is currently continuing her studies with a Master’s degree in Strategy since September 2019.

Virginie joined AVANI one month later, alongside her studies, as a digital marketing and communication intern. Passionate about the world of sustainable fashion, Virginie is thrilled to be able to contribute to a more responsible industry with the AVANI team.

Virginie Paladini

As soon as she completed her high school graduation project on environmentally responsible fashion, Virginie became aware of the dark side of this industry and discovered a passion for sustainability in fashion.

Since then, she has done several internships at Tallis and during her exchange year in Copenhagen she was part of the volunteer team at the widely recognised eco-fashion event: the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from HEC Lausanne, where she is currently continuing her studies with a Master’s degree in Strategy since September 2019.

Virginie joined AVANI one month later, alongside her studies, as a digital marketing and communication intern. Passionate about the world of sustainable fashion, Virginie is thrilled to be able to contribute to a more responsible industry with the AVANI team.