From my little old workshop situated within the sound of the bells of the Cathedral in beautiful Nelson, I craft each garment with passion, care and love. I personally select the materials I work with, placing an emphasis on quality to produce comfortable and stylish fashion.

Yaël Pochon was born and raised in Switzerland. 

She graduated as a glass painter at Ecole de Vitrail et de Création (CH) in 1996 and whilst developing her skills with glass painting, slumping and fusing, she also explored clay sculpting, modelling & painting. 

A resident of New Zealand for over 2 decades, Yaël undertook further studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Media and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. She majored in visual arts and design and was awarded distinction in her studio work which comprises screen-printing, painting, photography and digital design, before becoming a Fashion Design Teacher. 

Yaël has since combined her knowledge, experience, and passion for art and fashion to create Yaël:Design.