LIFESTYLE COFFEE WITH LOUIS

LIFESTYLE
by LOUIS-NICOLAS DARBON

Where do you find inspiration for your art?

Fashion is a huge inspiration for me, which is quite clear from my use of fashion logos to models and strong pop colours. I take my inspiration from everywhere: exhibitions, fashion magazines, street art and pop culture. I want my art to be fun and liberating and create a good environment in people’s homes.

Which is your favourite artwork you’ve made?

The Girl with the Lollipop was a straight favourite as soon as I created it and I had no idea that it would become one of my most popular pieces. For my show in Marrakech I created large portraits sized 250cm, they looked amazing hanging on the wall and it’s rare to create pieces that size on canvas.

And your favourite artist?

There are so many emerging artists and great established ones that I look up, but my all-time favourite will always be Warhol.

How did you get to where you are now?

I started my career in fashion straight after university. It’s also what brought me to London. I have always painted on the side, so when Instagram first launched I was discovered by a gallery through and the rest is history! It’s just been an ever evolving career since then.

Where’s home for you?

I grew up between Paris and Versaille, but London is where I call home now. I’ve been here for 8 years; it’s the best city in the world! London has everything: culture, food, people from all over the world, beautiful parks and five airports makes it the best city to travel from.

mural commission for
the exhibitionist hotel
in london

Tell us about the fashionable world of Louis-Nicolas Darbon. Why did you start your blog?

When I started my blog it was very much about my life, from how I dress to where I travel and behind the scenes from my studio. I noticed that my followers were interested in where I got my clothes from and how I styled different pieces, so menswear shortly became one of my core focuses.

the inside scoop

Favourite holiday destination: It’s a tie between Capri and Lake Como.

3 wardrobe essentials: A navy suit, a leather biker jacket and a great pair of white sneakers.

Biggest style icon: Steve McQueen

Playlist whilst you paint: It really depends on my mood, but either hiphop or electro.

Muse: It’s hard to choose just one. I seem to have a soft spot for gorgeous blondes! Kate Moss and Brigitte Bardot are reoccurring figures in my work.

Advice for your younger self: Do what you are passionate about, believe in yourself and work really hard.

Why did you decide to launch LND STUDIO?

I realised a lot of my followers were frustrated that the exact piece I would wear in a photo would either be from an old collection, vintage or sold out, so I decided to start a capsule collection. It’s inspired by my wardrobe and what I wear.

I involved my followers a lot in the process, asking them which colour they prefer, what style I should produce and which buttons they like better. I really enjoy having them involved! It’s what digital is all about: staying connected with your readers!

What would you invest in if money was no object?

Rare vintage watches and more art.

my signature swim shorts shot
LIFESTYLE
by LOUIS-NICOLAS DARBON

How did you get to where you are now?

I started my career in fashion straight after university. It’s also what brought me to London. I have always painted on the side, so when Instagram first launched I was discovered by a gallery through and the rest is history! It’s just been an ever evolving career since then.

Where’s home for you?

I grew up between Paris and Versaille, but London is where I call home now. I’ve been here for 8 years; it’s the best city in the world! London has everything: culture, food, people from all over the world, beautiful parks and five airports makes it the best city to travel from.

mural commission for
the exhibitionist hotel
in london

Where do you find inspiration for your art?

Fashion is a huge inspiration for me, which is quite clear from my use of fashion logos to models and strong pop colours. I take my inspiration from everywhere: exhibitions, fashion magazines, street art and pop culture. I want my art to be fun and liberating and create a good environment in people’s homes.

Which is your favourite artwork you’ve made?

The Girl with the Lollipop was a straight favourite as soon as I created it and I had no idea that it would become one of my most popular pieces. For my show in Marrakech I created large portraits sized 250cm, they looked amazing hanging on the wall and it’s rare to create pieces that size on canvas.

And your favourite artist?

There are so many emerging artists and great established ones that I look up, but my all-time favourite will always be Warhol.

Tell us about the fashionable world of Louis-Nicolas Darbon. Why did you start your blog?

When I started my blog it was very much about my life, from how I dress to where I travel and behind the scenes from my studio. I noticed that my followers were interested in where I got my clothes from and how I styled different pieces, so menswear shortly became one of my core focuses.

the inside scoop

Favourite holiday destination: It’s a tie between Capri and Lake Como.

3 wardrobe essentials: A navy suit, a leather biker jacket and a great pair of white sneakers.

Biggest style icon: Steve McQueen

Playlist whilst you paint: It really depends on my mood, but either hiphop or electro.

Muse: It’s hard to choose just one. I seem to have a soft spot for gorgeous blondes! Kate Moss and Brigitte Bardot are reoccurring figures in my work.

Advice for your younger self: Do what you are passionate about, believe in yourself and work really hard.

Why did you decide to launch LND STUDIO?

I realised a lot of my followers were frustrated that the exact piece I would wear in a photo would either be from an old collection, vintage or sold out, so I decided to start a capsule collection. It’s inspired by my wardrobe and what I wear.

I involved my followers a lot in the process, asking them which colour they prefer, what style I should produce and which buttons they like better. I really enjoy having them involved! It’s what digital is all about: staying connected with your readers!

What would you invest in if money was no object?

Rare vintage watches and more art.

my signature
swim shorts shot