Sandrine Rose Abessera: American Spirit

The denim designer talks about her debut collection.

Sandrine Rose Abessera

As a teenager in Paris in the ’90s, Sandrine Rose Abessera spent her weekends scouring the city’s famed flea markets for the perfect American jeans. Two decades later, the designer, who lives in L.A., is launching Sandrine Rose, a denim line that takes aesthetic cues from her travels. A trip to Joshua Tree National Park, the work of ­London ceramist Susan Nemeth, and a T-shirt Abessera came across in Mexico all informed the sunbaked washes and vibrant embroideries. “I take little parts from everywhere,” says Abessera, 38, who includes an image of her inspiration on the hangtags. “It’s a very free and fun process.”

Sandrine Rose jeans ($278, Ron Herman, L.A.). Courtesy of Tim Hout, Styled by John Olson.