SINCE 1997, ICICLE HAS SET OUT TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE FASHION INDUSTRY. OUR CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY IS INSPIRED BY TRADITIONAL CHINESE THOUGHT WHICH EMBRACES THE HARMONY OF MAN WITH NATURE. THIS IS WHAT, IN TURN, DRIVES OUR VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE FASHION. TRUE TO ITS CONVICTIONS, ICICLE SEEKS SIMPLICITY IN EVERYTHING AND CELEBRATES THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN ITS COLLECTIONS DESIGNED BETWEEN SHANGHAI AND PARIS.
Committed to respect for both man and nature, ICICLE places sustainable development at the heart of its philosophy. Mindful of producing responsibly, ICICLE has been innovating and collaborating with the most virtuous partners in the industry for over 25 years to create sustainable and functional clothing and accessories with timeless elegance.
ICICLE favours organic materials and natural treatments to enhance the beauty of nature’s resources and reduce its impact on the environment at every stage of the production process. Combined with minimalist and smart design that reduces waste, this committed approach is driven by an enduring quest for quality and durability.
Within a sustainable and responsible creative ecosystem, ICICLE has its own manufacturing centres and is committed to working with partners who share the same social and environmental values. In doing so, ICICLE designs, manufactures, and distributes clothing and accessories with consideration for the environment.
The harmony of man with nature is a fundamental concept in traditional Chinese thought. This forms the basis of ICICLE’s commitment to virtuous and responsible fashion, where clothing, man, and nature are intertwined through a sense of “oneness“.
Chinese wisdom defines the true nature of man as being one with nature itself. Man is a part of nature, just as nature is a part of man, and as such must preserve its beauty and limited resources. In this perspective, nature is a reflection of man, and vice versa.
Cultivating sincere reverence for nature, which is the essence of its committed and responsible approach, ICICLE’s fashion is based on a circular model: natural garments come from the Earth, and we endeavour to reduce their impact on the environment. This is also the meaning of “Made in Earth“.
Born in 1997 in Shanghai, a modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan, and globally connected metropolis, ICICLE has been exploring a new path for ethical and sustainable fashion for over 25 years. In a thoughtful manner, the family-owned business first expanded in China, and later in France and Japan. ICICLE now operates more than 270 stores around the world.
In 2013, ICICLE established its Creative Centre in the heart of Paris, combining Parisian couture savoir-faire with the Chinese philosophy of fashion inspired by nature. This Creation Centre brings together artistic direction, collection design, architecture, and imagery, infusing a Parisian spirit into collections that remain true to ICICLE’s Chinese essence.
The eco-conscious vision, which is at the core of ICICLE’s renown, indeed draws its roots from traditional Chinese thought. The intent is to reconcile comfortable, loose silhouettes which are crafted from the finest materials inherited from China’s millennial history with a modern-day minimalist elegance.
The ICICLE Cultural Space, inaugurated in 2019, is located on the 3rd floor of our boutique at 35 avenue George V, Paris 8. It houses a bookstore and an art gallery to foster dialogue between cultures, support contemporary artistic creation, and facilitate unique encounters between artists, art historians, philosophers, and journalists.
Through unique cultural programming and exhibitions related to art, craftsmanship, and design, ICICLE reaffirms its commitment to culture and creation in all its forms – painting, sculpture, photography, literature, and music. The specialised bookstore presents over 500 works dedicated to the art of living, Chinese thought, and China in the 21st century, including classic and contemporary authors.
Overall, it is in the heart of Paris that the ICICLE Cultural Space hosts exhibitions and conferences to cultivate inner reflection, awaken curiosity, and enrich one’s understanding of the world. Bridging modernity and tradition, at the crossroads of civilisations, culture questions and shapes each individual’s relationship with the surrounding nature that inspires us.
Within its Parisian boutiques, ICICLE hosts happenings and events in order to pay tribute to the beauty of nature and promote a sustainable lifestyle within its community.
Concerts, artistic installations, and culinary discoveries breathe new life into the ICICLE stores, celebrating inspiring ways of living, offering unique experiences, and sharing moments of conviviality.
35 AVENUE GEORGE V, PARIS 8
50 FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORÉ, PARIS 8
LE BON MARCHÉ, PARIS 7