ORIBE x LOUIS BARTHÉLEMY
The Year of Artful Gifting
Gifts to share the eternal ritual of caring for your hair
For the Holiday 2023 Collection, Oribe collaborated with multidisciplinary artist and designer Louis Barthélemy to bring to life our unique expression of heritage craftsmanship and vivid storytelling through seven limited-edition gift sets.
Gold Lust Collection
The secret to youthful hair. Gold Lust Shampoo rejuvenates hair to its healthiest prime, while Gold Lust Conditioner undoes the damage of time—and style. A single drop of Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil on wet hair seals in shine before heat styling, and smooths in softness and luster on dry hair. (Value 161€)
Hair Alchemy Collection
For those seeking strength and length. Used in combination with the Hair Alchemy Shampoo and Conditioner, the Hair Alchemy Fortifying Treatment Serum provides nearly instant fortification: Clinically proven to make hair 2.9x more elastic and 133% stronger.* (Value 127€)
*Based on a clinical test after 5 uses of Hair Alchemy Shampoo, Conditioner and Fortifying Treatment Serum when used as a system vs non-conditioning shampoo.
Signature Style Set
The elements of Oribe style. Signature Shampoo and Conditioner gently cleanse, soften and protect. Dry Texturizing Spray builds in volume and sultry next-day texture while absorbing oil at the roots to lengthen the life of your style. (Value 86€)
Hair Alchemy Travel Set
Strengthen, lengthen, and go. Hair Alchemy Shampoo and Conditioner fortify fragile strands, preventing hair fall caused by breakage. Hair Alchemy Fortifying Treatment Serum forms a scaffold around each hair fiber to ensure strength and encourage length. Hair Alchemy Fortifying Treatment Serum forms a scaffold around each hair fiber to ensure strength and encourage length. (Value 74€)
Fragrance & Body Collection
Scent in abundance. For those who covet Côte d’Azur, Oribe’s signature fragrance: a sensual, citrusy floral evocative of the classic glamour of the French Riviera. Envelop the skin with our softening Body Wash and Body Crème, and complete with a misting of Eau de Parfum. (Value 250€)
Shine and Style
Softness and control at your fingertips. Supershine Moisturizing Cream is a luxe leave-in conditioner that tames frizz and elevates shine. Superfine Hair Spray offers invisible hold with touchable flexibility. (Value 56€)
Meet the Artist
Shaped by a deep appreciation for the rich culture, beautiful land and captivating craftspeople of Egypt.
Louis Barthélemy is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based between Marrakech, Cairo and Paris. At the core of his practice is a deep commitment to the preservation and revival of traditional crafts. Drawing on the many relationships he has developed with artisans and craftspeople from his home in Marrakesh to his years in Cairo, Louis continuously seeks to celebrate, share and find common humanity by working with local artisans across a variety of mediums. Often, he finds himself as a conduit to finding ways to share and express the talents, expertise and craftsmanship of the people he connects with, always creating and exploring and celebrating these local, sometimes nearly forgotten representatives of true human artistry
In Eternal Rituals, via a sprawling three-part tapestry, Louis showcases the central role that haircare has played in our daily life since antiquity. The whimsical narrative visualizes thousands of years of haircare ritual, starting with a sublime deity, whose hair flows upwards like the life-giving Nile river. Under the watchful eye of the god Horus, the flowing locks are tended to and braided by mythical Egyptian gods and goddesses, surrounded by lush flora and fauna, all with playful nods to Oribe throughout.
From Concept to Craft
Transforming Eternal Rituals into a handwoven tapestry in partnership with Kahhal Looms
To further celebrate the craft, Oribe has commissioned Louis to create a one-of-a-kind kilim, or a handwoven tapestry, of the artwork with a team of artisans at the Kahhal Looms located outside of Cairo. The process of creating the kilim is native to Egypt for the last two thousand years and takes about 9 months to complete, as the yarns are manually tied then dyed with more than 20 natural pigments. To finish the piece, the yarn is hand-woven by Anwar Al-Ashram, a talented weaver who lives and works in Fowa, a small city of the Kafr el Sheikh region in the Nile delta.
At Oribe, every product is born of a commitment to design and artisanal craft. Each holiday season, we partner with artists and makers who elevate and celebrate our shared values of craftsmanship and storytelling into museum-quality works of art—just as Oribe Canales embraced the art of hairdressing. Discover our past collaborations.
Contemporary Japanese artist, Kohei Kyomori, is known for his vibrant, digital paintings, which reinterpret the concepts of classic ornamentation and handmade craftsmanship for the modern age. Honoring the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship, Kohei created the Goddess of Paradise for our 2022 collaboration, which emphasizes the beauty in diversity - a value that is so important for both Oribe and Kohei.
À Paris chez Antoinette Poisson, a French interior design atelier that shares the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and heritage. Vincent Farelly and Jean-Baptiste Martin, co-founders and artistic directors of À Paris chez Antoinette Poisson, specialize in the making of intricate hand-drawn and water-colored single sheet wallpapers dating from the 18th century, historically known as decorative “papier dominoté”, or “domino papers.”
Description: Artist Rowan Harrison classifies his work as contemporary decorative pottery and ink drawings that have a strong tie to his Native American heritage and culture. Rowan created three original works of art in collaboration with Oribe for its limited edition holiday 2020 collection using traditional Southwestern indigenous motifs. Each design was intricately hand-drawn and painted, combining elements of the Pueblo craftspeople to represent the land, natural beauty and spiritual elements of the American Southwest.
Block Shop Textiles
Block Shop is a Los Angeles-based textile brand and design studio founded by artist sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. They started with a small collection of scarves in 2013 made in Jaipur, India, with the goal of supporting and celebrating the Indian hand block printing tradition.
Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, Aoi Yamaguchi has been trained to master the basics of calligraphy by learning under the Master Zuiho Sato since at the age of 6, while refining her knowledge and skills. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the First Place prize from the Minister of Education at 44th Asahi Calligraphy Nationwide School Exhibit, Superior First Place at 33rd National Students Calligraphy Exhibition and others that are known as the supreme prizes at competitive public exhibitions.