The Origins of ARCHAIA CREATIONS
ARCHAIA CREATIONS is a clothing brand that takes you on a journey between history, mythology and ancient civilizations, which was created in October 2021. But the history of its creation obviously goes back further.
The origins of ARCHAIA CREATIONS
ARCHAIA CREATIONS was founded by Romain, a young French entrepreneur of Chinese-Cambodian origin, 24 years old.
After several years of interest in entrepreneurship, and the opening of an Asian jewelry brand, then other projects which did not come to fruition, he decided to embark on a new adventure in 2021.
Particularly appreciating fashion, and having had the idea of launching his own ready-to-wear brand for some time now, he decided to make this idea a reality.
However, that's when he had to choose what kind of brand he wanted to make, what kind of designs he wanted to create, what clothes he would want to wear and why these clothes rather than others.
Then, after a few days of reflection, the answer became obvious to him. A brand inspired by history, mythology and ancient civilizations.
Indeed, one of Romain's first wishes when creating this company was to do something that he loves, something that would make him enthusiastic by getting up early in the morning and going to bed late at night, and that he could do even if he wasn't paid.
So he said to himself that he simply had to combine one of his passions with this brand of clothing, and that's what he did.
Indeed, since a young age, he has been passionate about history, archaeology, ancient civilizations, their mythologies, their works of art and even their monuments.
However, he very rarely found clothing brands highlighting these subjects, and creating clothing inspired by these cultures.
So he told himself that if he couldn't find what he wanted on the market, he would just have to create it himself, and that's what he did. Transforming his imagination into reality and launching ARCHAIA CREATIONS, several months after this idea emerged in his head.
Why ARCHAIA CREATIONS?
Romain initially wanted to name his clothing brand simply “ARCHAIA”. A word coming from ancient Greek and meaning “ancient” in French, and which he found particularly appropriate to the “why” of his brand, and to his desire and desire to highlight the ancient history of peoples, cultures and civilizations of our planet.
However, ARCHAIA alone was already taken, so he decided on ARCHAIA CREATIONS :)
The first collection
For the brand's first collection, he wanted to do something special. Highlight 10 different civilizations from the 4 corners of the world. Civilizations from Europe, Africa, America and even Asia.
Indeed, being himself the heir of a multiculturality with on one side France and Europe from his father and China and Cambodia from his mother, he has always lived daily through this diversity and the wealth that results from it.
A wealth that exists all over the world, and across all its different peoples and cultures. Cultures that are the consequence of thousands of years of history and have led, in one way or another, to the society we live in today.
However, this history, these cultures and these ancient civilizations are often little known and highlighted even though they are full of incredible wealth.
This is why he decided to create a first collection highlighting these 10 civilizations. Very well-known civilizations such as the Greek or Egyptian civilizations, accompanied by others much less known, such as the Khmer, Indus Valley or Caral civilizations.
The first collection that he launched on October 4, 2021, and which he named PROTOS (which means "first" in ancient Greek, as it was the brand's first collection), is thus made up of ten models, each inspired by a different civilization.
For this first collection, civilizations were highlighted:
Other collections are in preparation and will arrive very soon.
While waiting for them, Romain creates content every week on history, mythology, ancient archaeological sites or ancient civilizations which he publishes on Instagram (@archaia_creations) , Facebook (@archaiacreations) , the site's blog , as well as in the form of a weekly Newsletter which he named L'Argonaute .
Furthermore, particularly appreciating the tradition of Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, which he has celebrated every year with his family since his birth, he launched a capsule collection for the occasion. which he named Lunar New Year, and which you can discover by clicking on the button below.
The second collection
After careful consideration, he leaned towards the Celts, both so well known through the Gauls, and so little known in relation to the reality of this people and the distortions that may have been made over the millennia.
Celtic civilization was a source of inspiration for many cultures, and its influence was evident in various forms of art, literature and fashion.
This new collection is a mix of modern style and streetwear, with patterns and designs inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Celts. 🎨