For starters, the Claris Virot project started off by instinct. At the time, Clarisse Virot had just turned forty-years-old, with multiple careers down the line. She is the mother of two children,happens to be an experienced skier, and an inveterate traveler but above all she is a fashion enthusiast who has always known how to find what no one else had anywhere in the world. Sometimes, if she couldn't find it a piece she desired, she would have it done.
After many summers spent in Bali hanging out in the streets, where she had no problem leaving her husband, friends and children on the beach in favor to meeting people and finding local artisans, she decided to create her ideal bag that she first made with bright yellow python. The very night she got a hold of her just-made purse, one of her friends was immediately seduced by her talent and thought about the many possibilities python skin could be used for. He offered her the opportunity to create a company and, fast forward one year later, the first collection of the newly created brand Claris Virot was coming out of the Bali workshops. Amongst them: the Charly that has now become the best-seller of the brand, echoing her daughter's first name.