Opian is an independent Swiss brand of sewing patterns founded in 2016.
Thanks to our sewing patterns, you can now create your own wardrobe with imagination as your only limit. The Opian style subtly blends clean lines and minimalism, giving the models their touch of modernity.
The favorite materials for prototypes are of natural origin, organic, recycled, local or reused in order to be sustainable. The fabrics come mainly from Europe and have been collected according to encounters, finds, end of series or surplus.
Back in 2008, Opian started out as a ready-to-wear label and sewing workshop which offered mini-collections, one-on-a-kind and tailor-made pieces. Following the craze of DIY sewing in recent years, Opian has reoriented towards the sale of sewing patterns PDF. You can still find some pieces like t-shirts, purses or turbans.
After a diploma of fashion design/pattern making/sewing in Lausanne, the designer Chloé Masson began summer courses at Central Saint Martins in London to discover new cutting techniques and new ways of working.
Then she did an internship in Geneva in a fashion design showroom. In 2008, the stylist launched the ready-to-wear label Opian. A few months later, she decided to move to London and worked, among others, as a production coordinator for the fashion womenswear British brand Helene Berman.
Back in Switzerland after more than five years in London, she continues her way in fashion and DIY.