Hélène in a few dates

1971 Encounters her first esthetic shock : a present bag from a former pilot of airmail flight company who made it with leather bindings as their mementos.

Graduates from Studio Berçot alongside Isabel Marant, Véronique Leroy and Antoine Platteau.

1987 Helene and her partner found the brand “31 Février” which quickly stands out by reintroducing the concept of sac-objet within the very traditional leather goods industry. Every collection tells a story. The brand enjoys a broad international distribution. Some of the models are part of the collection of the Museum des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
1988 First of several collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, designing bags for his Spring-Summer pret a porter fashion show.
1989 Starts designing bags for Thierry Mugler on his Africa themed pret a porter fashion show at the Museum des Arts Africains et Oceaniens in Paris.
1990 Recipient of the ANDAM Fashion Award in Paris, 31 Février is the first accessories brand to receive the prize.

Collaboration with Paco Rabanne for his accessories.


New collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé.

1993 Opening of a 31 Février store in Paris.
1994 Licensing contract signed for the distribution in Japan of a unisex leather goods line named Moitié-Moitié(e)

Launch of a shoe line in collaboration with Charles Jourdan. Double page spread in the American Vogue.

1999 In charge of leather goods design with Michael Kors at Céline.
2004 Starts her namesake brand Hélène Nepomiatzi whose first models are presented at the Maria Luisa store, rue Cambon, then at Le Bon Marché Department store.
2008 Ron Arad « No Discipline »: collaboration to design the bags shown at the exhibition devoted to Ron Arad at the Centre Pompidou (2008) and at MoMA (2009).
2009 Creates a trolley line for the brand Caddie in co-branding.
2012 Creates a Silver Book for the opening event of the Christofle flagship store in New-York.
2013 Lecturer at the Institut Francais de la Mode in the Department Création Majeure Accessoires.

Creates a line of objects for Hermès « petit h »

2016 Presentation of the first object « le bureau mural » in the Hermès store, rue de Sèvres in Paris.
2017 Installation of « L’épouvantail de salon » in the Hermès store, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris.