New collection Paris 13
As the crow flies, my story takes place over exactly 10 116 km, beginning to end. A five-digit distance, meaning hours and hours of flights - that’s quite something!

I only discovered it last year, that other side of the world, when, at 36 years old, zigzagging across wonderful countries, I finally opened the chapter that concerned me. In Hanoi and its northern rice fields, I recognised my grand-father; in Saigon and the Mekong delta, the whimsical tales told to me by my quirky father.
"At once a working-class symbol and standard bearer of history, social diversity and openness, the 13th arrondissement of Paris is similar to its counterparts in New York or London, a complete change of scenery..."
«The towns, alive with the bustling, deafening sound of two-wheelers,people playing badminton in the squares, and the aromas of citronella,coriander and tropical fruits wafting through the air from the market stalls.

Away from all this, bright green hues and conical hats appear, the karstic mountains emanate from the mist and the buffalos gently pamper the earth.

At once a working-class symbol and standard bearer of history, socialdiversity and openness, the 13th arrondissement of Paris is similarto its counterparts in New York or London, a complete change ofscenery. I find it all here, that magic I fell head over heels in love with.Part of my family now lives here, in these huge concrete tours of theOlympiades neighbourhood.

In this unique area, with its familiar smells of Vietnam, China,Cambodia and more, its locals have meticulously reproduced a lifedreamt up 10 116 km away.»

Valentin Porcher - Co-founder
"In this unique area, with its familiar smells of Vietnam, China, Cambodia and more, its locals have meticulously reproduced a life dreamt up 10 116km away."
Photographer : Guillaume Gomez

Calligraphy : Martial Wang

Thank you to Olzha, Claire and Maximilien

Thank you to Europasie, Continental Marché / Paris store, Aux merveilles d’Asie, L’empire du ravioli, Mey Xin (bakery) as well as Toan, Thomas Porcher, Julie (KoÏ magazine) and Ghislaine Wang.