Hélèna Guilloteau studied textile design at the National school of fine-art in Lyon, France. She graduated in 2011 and got her diploma with the congratulations of the jury. She started her career by working for some surfwear brands and luxury kid fashion ones.
She will then go to the cradle of the Italian textile in Côme to improve her technique and creativity in a textile studio.
Meanwhile, she worked as a freelancer for a German textile design studio and some ready-to-wear brands.
In 2016, the studio Akagii was created in Lyon. Its names comes from the Italian pronunciation of its creator’s initial HG (Héléna Guilloteau). An invitation to travel inspired by her experiences.
Its customers : American Apparel / La Redoute / Passionata / Rossignol / Lafuma / Napapijri / Nénés-Paris / Maison Hotel / ElevenParis / Maison Simons / Napapijri / Calvin Klein ....