Matéo & Julien: Featherworking

French master featherworker Julien Vermeulen and fellow Matéo Laurent 


Trained at the Lycée Octave Feuillet, Julien Vermeulen holds a BTS in fashion design and a license in plastic arts and arts sciences. Since 2015, he has collaborated with prestigious fashion houses such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Dior, Givenchy, Cartier, Lanvin, Schiapparelli or Dolce & Gabbana.


Matéo Laurent is a draughtsman, portrait painter and a graduate from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Since 2020 he has been working on commissions for designers in the field of fashion and crafts.



Inspired by the flamboyant spirit of the roaring twenties, featherworking duo master artisan Julien and fellow Matéo collaborated to create an ear-cuff which can be assembled in three pieces. The eye-catching accessory echoes the scintillating shine of Art Deco mosaics. Feathers have been masterfully cut and arranged to re-create this light effect, paired with gilded silverwork in collaboration with artisan Marine Billet to create an unexpected piece of jewellery. The duo have played with the juxtaposition between the decadent sensuality of gold and the vibrancy of geometrical feather marquetry.