N2, created in 2004 by Enzo and Pascale Amaddeo, prolific creators at the head of the High Costume Jewelry House Les Néréides, is firmly creative and quirky.
Who are you?
Enzo and Pascale Amaddeo, husband and wife, founders of the House Les Néréides Paris, who created N2 in 2004.
How did you start in fashion?
Because of its closeness with the world of art: a lot of Pascale’s family members were artists for example, including a grand-father friend with Magritte.
How would you define your style?
Tenderly nonconformist and audaciously funny.
What inspires you?
N2’s universe is eclectic and its sources of inspiration are consequently very diverse. The most recurring are nature of course, but also art, technology, cinema, literature and photography.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The playful kitten and goldfish in its bowl long necklace, from the collection N2 pour Les Néréides Loves Animals. The jewel perfectly embodies the playful and endearing spirit of N2, the quality of the enameling is flawless and, icing on the cake, 15% of the selling price is donated to the association Les Néréides Loves Animals, which finances refuges and shelters working for the protection of abandoned, endangered or sick animals.
What are you most proud of?
The four children of the creators are now writing the story of the House along with their parents. Nina, the eldest, is the director of the stores network in London. Pier-Paolo is in charge of the artistic direction along with Pascale and Enzo. Bianca is the corporate identity manager. And Valentina, the youngest, joined the company just one year ago as a stylist and has already drawn various collections for the brand.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Each element of each jewel is created by and for the brand at the House head offices, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. Then, the manufacturing takes place in the workshops of the experts the brand has surrounded itself with year after year, for example in China for enameling or in India for silk and embroidery.
Where can we find your collection?
All over the world in the Les Néréides stores and corners, N2’s big sister. And a selection of our collections is more or less regularly sold in famous retailers like Colette, Luisa Via Roma, 107 Rivoli, MOMA Design Store, …