mon petit oiseau is a small independent label based in Los Angeles. The designer of the collection, Tracy Wilkinson, a British native, launched the company in September 1999.
English girls grow up being referred to as ‘birds’. It’s considered an endearing term and it is for this reason Tracy chose mon petit oiseau or ‘my little bird’ as the name for her collection. In sketching the petit oiseau bird, Tracy designed a simple, sweet, and feminine icon that would perfectly mirror the collection she planned to create.
* next week: continuing the January theme for simplicity, we explore comfort dressing
(smocks, tweeds and volume galore, in fashion).