What If Franziska Bachofen-Echt Was The Next Big Thing Paris Was Waiting For ?

interview by Fumiko Imano

FUMIKO: Hello Franziska, where were you born, I’m curious?
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.
FUMIKO: When I was nine or ten, Mother would forbid me to wear at school those acid house badges that I used to find quite elegant, having no idea what they were about.
FRANZISKA:It was my boyfriend, who was then much older (Jean-Charles was eleven or twelve) that was selling them to me and Mother was alarmed we might be involved in a drug dealing business. I had to wait 2004 and my first show to put smiley buttons everywhere in my collections.
FUMIKO: Hello Franziska, where you born, I’m curious?
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.

1. You can take a girl out of Vienna but you can’t take Vienna out of the girl

Styled by Valentine Fillol Cordier , photographed by Charles Anastase , Franziska wears dress by Claire Barrow

FUMIKO: Let me follow on that…
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.
FUMIKO: When I was nine or ten, Mother would forbid me to wear at school those acid house badges that I used to find quite elegant, having no idea what they were about.
FRANZISKA:It was my boyfriend, who was then much older (Jean-Charles was eleven or twelve) that was selling them to me and Mother was alarmed we might be involved in a drug dealing business. I had to wait 2004 and my first show to put smiley buttons everywhere in my collections.
FUMIKO: Hello Franziska, where you born, I’m curious?
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.

FUMIKO: I don’t quite get it… Do you mean he woke you up ?
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.
FUMIKO: When I was nine or ten, Mother would forbid me to wear at school those acid house badges that I used to find quite elegant, having no idea what they were about.
FRANZISKA:It was my boyfriend, who was then much older (Jean-Charles was eleven or twelve) that was selling them to me and Mother was alarmed we might be involved in a drug dealing business. I had to wait 2004 and my first show to put smiley buttons everywhere in my collections.
FUMIKO: Hello Franziska, where you born, I’m curious?
FRANZISKA:Vincent was trying to get the Copleys down to the office because Bill Copley had suggested getting a portrait done of his new wife, Marjorie the madam.
FUMIKO: He suggested it.
FRANZISKA:Bill’s very happy, but she’s gotten him to fire all the servants who were with him before she married him, and it’s all too strange.
FUMIKO: I hope nothing happens to him.
FRANZISKA:Leith is asking me again for those smiley buttons. She lost one on a coat I offered her a while ago and she’s becoming impatient. It’s not like I’m carrying a stock of those buttons at all time and I’m afraid I might not find the right size within the few that I have left.

2.There might be one solution to honour Jacob’s memory, and that baby

Styled by Valentine Fillol Cordier , photographed by Charles Anastase , Franziska wears dress by Claire Barrow