Comfort and curve-hugging don’t usually coincide. Neither do French style and soft jersey. Atlein exists at the intersection of these stylish desirables. Parisian designer Antonin Tron’s technique for working in jersey—a famously tricky material—earned him the 2016 ANDAM Fashion Award for First Collections Prize. Tron’s elegant dresses marry the romantic with the kinetic, permitting easy movement and unrestricted fluidity. In his hands, jersey looks like silk and flexes like spandex.
We spoke with Tron about his much-lauded new label. Here’s what he shared.