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Born in Hollywood California, Vanessa Françoise Rothe grew up
in the artists colony of Laguna Beach, CA, the daughter to a well known German clothing designer to the Stars, Detlev Rothe, and her French mother Jacqueline Ricaud, a fashion model and French translator. She would come home from school to find Ron Wood or Kenny Loggins in her living room playing guitar with her father, and was soon was painting on silk to make custom jackets for the Rolling Stones with their iconic lips logo. She was constantly surrounded by fine art, fashion, fabrics, books on architecture and music... and was, like many successful creatives, already drawing and designing at a young age. From sewing on coconut shell buttons to vintage Hawaiian shirts in her fathers sewing workshop to learning about vintage rugs, to hand painting silk shirts and jackets, Vanessa was immersed in fine art, music, decor and fashion from the start.
In high school she developed her own fashion style, combining influence from her French mother and one of a kind fashion pieces from her father and styled her brother to help him win best dressed. She was taught how to sew by an older seamstress in town as well as the family vietnemese tailor Nha Quang Vu, and was soon sewing her own prom dress and later designing her own wedding gown. After gaining degrees with top honors in business, graphic design and literature at University of San Diego and UCI, she lived and worked in Europe for 6 years with her husband, working as a graphic designer, fine artist and traveling to every country, viewing and taking classes on the history of art in museums, learning about architecture, fashion history, colors, fabrics, and gaining a world of knowledge and inspiration.
While she worked as an art director and graphic designer in Southern California, Rothe began to make her own line of dresses with denim and Kimono pieces on the side. She sold her limited edition and one of a kind creations online as one of the first online shopping experiences as well as to dozen retail stores such as Rebel in Fashion Island Newport Beach. When online shopping first began she created a small business making limited edition fabric hand bags they called "Bagette" with unique vintage fabrics from around the world.Her currently collection includes dresses, aprons, blouses, scarves, hand bags and are mostly hand sewn by Rothe or
a local seamstress.
In addition to her degrees in business and French literature she attended 2 additional years at Laguna College of Art and Design fine art school receiving deans list top honors. Rothe continues to work as a professional fine artist, writer/editor for art world magazines, designing bespoke and limited edition clothing, and curating top international fine art exhibitions worldwide.
VANESSA ROTHE FINE ART + FASHION EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS are the result of this creative upbringing and her constant need to create, be it with paint or textiles, and her desire to bring the two mediums together. View our EVENTS page to find out when our next Fine Art and Fashion exhibition or events may take place and join us in "The Fine Art of Life".