Torrente is a fashion house with a complicated history. Established by Rose Mett in 1968, this brand combines haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes and thus reaches several types of clients. After an absence of more than 10 years, the house came back in fashion shows in 2002 and for only two years before exclusively focusing on ready-to-wear clothes since then.
Rose Mett established her first shop in 1968, after working with her brother Ted Lapidus (renowned for his fashion creations and his perfumes). She managed to establish herself step by step in the closed circle of haute couture and Torrente successfully settled on the Champs Elysées in 1988 in a town house where Paul Poiret, a former couturier, used to work. After an absence, the brand came back in 2002 for the Paris Fashion Week and Rose Mett left her post as creative director in 2003, when the brand designed the stamps for Valentine’s Day. In 2004 took place the last fashion show of the brand that focuses on its menswear line since then. In 2005 Thierry Abimelech took over the management of the company and completely changed the guiding principle to make sure Torrente became a brand that sells ready-to-wear garments instead of a fashion house.