Nirina METZ
Fashion Designer - Creative Direction assistant
Nirina METZ
Fashion Designer - Creative Direction assistant
Based in
Paris, France
5 - 10 years experience

I spent my childhood reading and drawing in Madagascar’s wilderness, allowing myself to develop an inquisitive and adventurous nature. This atypical life journey pushed me to develop a strong ethical, social and ecological sensibility. I am very attached to manual skills and delicate work.



working as a creative consultant, I am extremely passionate about my field : using a sharp curious mind, I love to keep up to date with trends, art and even wider current happenings or events. I then infuse all these influences into meaningful creation. My purpose is to work alongside creative directors and avant-garde designers, using my expertise to accompany them bringing their vision to life. I always intend to push further known visual and technical limitations and explore creation through challenges and innovations.

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Nail Sculptor
Puteanails Feb. 1, 2022 - Present
Paris, France

Self taught & published nail designer
«Faux ongles, vraie gifles»
Client list : Charlie Le Mindu, N/A Studio, Tom Blesch, Sacrebleu Magazine, Antidote Magazine

Charlie Le Mindu's First assistant
Charlie le Mindu LTD Jan. 1, 2021 - Present
Paris, France

Charlie Le Mindu’s first assistant on his Europe based projects.
Concept and technical drawings. Input in creative decisions.
Unique couture and head pieces manufacturing. Construction and engineering of Haute coiffure quality
pieces for performers. Sur-mesure fittings and adjustments.
High-end skill


s in avant-garde technique on many materials (fabric, hair etc...).
Research and development of new techniques mixing couture and hair skills.
Liaison between the studio and the clients : team tasks coordination to ensure a regular work flow.
Presence on sets for costumes touching up and hair assistance, production, nails.
Latest credits :
• Coldplay, “Higher Power” : Unique custom headpieces for the music video
• Angèle x Damso, “Démons” : Wigs and masks for the music video
• Galerie Perrotin : Performance at the New York City gallery, bags manufacturing
• Doja Cat @Coachella 2022 : Performer’s costumes concept drawings and manufacturing.
• Many other clients including : Anna Trevelyan, Balmain, Betsy Johnson, Eartheater, Julia Fox, Juergen
Teller, Meghan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa, Peaches, Shygirl, Yseult...

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Fashion Creative Consultant
Marie-Nirina METZ Feb. 1, 2019 - Present
Paris, France

Founder of my freelance company
I believe in a tailored approach, where each demand from creative directors or designers is taken care of with
caution and consideration. I then provide bespoke design solutions based on each client’s respective goals
and DNA. Throughout the design process, I ensure th


at the equilibrium between artistic expression and commercial
reality stays balanced, as well as good communication and logistics between all the parties involved.
• Studio clients includes : Charlie le Mindu, Vaz Rajan, Erik Ellington, Clothes Agency, Sabrina Cesari...

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Creative Director's Assistant
Vaz Rajan Studio Feb. 2019 - Present
Paris, France

Key position within the studio as Vaz Rajan’s first assistant.
• Studio clients includes Erik Ellington’s HRS, Kiko Kostadinov, Premiata SRL, Ssense...
Involved in the creative strategy definition for the studio’s clients. Logo, prints, packagings and other
miscellanious collection elements design. A


ssistance on projects development management.
Adyar / Vaz Rajan’s menswear brand : jewelry and accessories design proposals, prints and
graphics developments. Technical flat drawings and garment design simulations on computer.
Tech drawings and spec sheets creation for the atelier and manufacturers. Following production.
Content selection and layout creation for the brand’s lookbooks and social networks.

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BFA Fashion Design
Parson's Paris - Paris College of Art Sep. 1, 2013 - May. 31, 2016
Paris, France

• Dean’s List with a 3.78 GPA
Compagnons du devoir - Hermès / Leathergoods design contest : 1st place
Takasago / Fragrance development design contest : 1st place
Fashion department Chair’s assistant to Donald Potard & Patricio Sarmiento.

BFA Illustration
École Émile Cohl Sep. 1, 2008 - May. 31, 2012
Lyon, France

Illustration and graphic design school.

Industry sectors




Fashion Designer

Creative Direction

Nail Art


Trend Analysis


Technical drawing

Logistics and Management


Prototype Development

Graphic design


Print Design



Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator





Native language




Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Part time
Personal details

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

Professional references

Charlie Le Mindu

Vaz Rajan

Tania Zekkout

Mark Abbegg de Boucherville