Simon Nygard and Ilenia Toma
ILENIA TOMA & SIMON NYGARD
Ilenia Toma and Simon Nygard, partners in life and founders of SIILENT studio, a creative production agency based in Paris, are both sharing a strong vision and passion for the fashion industry. Meeting eight years ago through Instagram, the duo connected in life, love, and work and are now sharing a universe created over the years together.
When living together in Switzerland, Milan, and now Paris, their visionary aesthetics has been shaped and expanded by their know understanding of their creative ways. In a gender-fluid frame, the couple does not desire to follow the normative rules but rather persuade to create their own identity, sticking to their image.
Simon & Ilenia's favourites
What are your favourite 3 jewellery pieces from Kinraden?
Simon & Ilenia: EXHALING HER Necklace, INHALING HIM Bracelet, WISE TEARS Ring.
What is a piece of architecture that inspires you?
Simon & Ilenia: Goetheanum, by Rudolf Steiner ( Dornach, Switzerland ). Neuer Zollhof, by Frank O. Gehry ( Dusseldorf, Germany ).
How do you recharge after a busy week?
Simon & Ilenia: Since we are both freelancers it can sometimes be tricky to calculate when we’ve worked enough, especially when our employment is our actual passion. Therefore, we try to be off Saturdays and Sundays. Going for long walks with our dog, trying a new restaurant or cafe, and enjoying each other’s presence is our preferred way to spend those days. A fixed ritual is our Sunday breakfast, where we always buy fresh bread and sweets to enjoy a rich, long breakfast peacefully at home.
What is your go-to restaurant?
Simon & Ilenia: We love to discover all the vegan restaurants in Paris; the selection is broad and exciting. So far, one of our top favourites would be the vegan sushi restaurant: Bloom Sushi.
What is the best vacation you ever took?
Simon & Ilenia: Lanzarote. The scenery is so pleasing and matches our aesthetics perfectly.
If you could raid any celebrity’s closet, who would it be?
Simon & Ilenia: The Rick Owens showroom.
What 3 fashion brands inspire you the most?
Ilenia: Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Old Celine.
Simon: Rick Owens, Celine, Givenchy.
Who is the most inspirational person to you?
Simon & Ilenia: Rick Owens.
Name 3 of your favourite museums.
Simon & Ilenia: Vitra design museum ( Weil am Rhein, Germany ). Kunst museum ( Basel, Switzerland ). Fondazione Prada ( Milan, Italy ).