Tell us a little bit about yourselves and what you do. Hello, we’re Agoston, Hijiri and Théodore, the founders of the Carne Bollente project. Carne Bollente is a free and independent Paris-based brand established in 2014. We’re focusing on sex positivity to help allow people embrace their own sexuality and kinks.
Top 3 favorite or most visited websites and why? Only for some really professional reasons, we’re checking these websites everyday to find ideas and inspiration: Killer and a Sweet Thang, Illustrations Érotique and ErikaLust.
What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on? We’re currently working on collaborations with Undercover and Bonjour Records, two Japanese brands. Both should be released around next July or August. We always have a lot of fun building these collaborative projects because they always bring new energy and fresh, creative ideas.
How long have you lived in Paris and what brought you there? Hijiri arrived last January to Paris from Tokyo to be closer to us (he needs one team hug per day), and also because he studied here and loves Paris. Agoston arrived 14 years ago to France from Hungary, and he’s now more French than French people. Théodore was born in/around Paris and grew up here eating baguettes and camembert.
Who would be your dream person to dress or style? Definitely Celine Dion.
What’s your absolute favorite place in the city/the world to be? We’re currently really in love about Portugal. Since all our production is coming from there, we’re lucky to have to go there often. We love it a bit more every time.
If you were a drink what drink would you be? We would LOVE to be a gluten-free caramel macchiato cappuccino with a slice of avocado on top.
Favorite article of clothing? We love jackets and other outerwear. For us, they are the most creative pieces and the ones you keep the longest.
What are you listening to right now? A lot of this. A bit of that.
Can you share one of the best or worst reactions you have gotten as a result of your work? We’re lucky because almost all the reactions we’ve received about our work have been good and positive. At first look, people don’t understand our patterns. After two minutes they are surprised and most of the time they just laugh.
How has Instagram changed the industry for you? In terms of communication with our customers it’s a real revolution. We feel closer to our audience and it’s producing creative exchanges that bring in new ideas. Also, it’s a good tool to get some honest feedback about our work, like what people like or not, etc.