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Nil Hoppenot / Marie Couderc

Nil - At just 20 years old, I was spotted on the street and started a modeling career which, for 6 years, led me to travel a lot and live abroad. It was in Hong Kong that I really discovered hiking which, over the years, took me more and more place in my life. From there, I gradually moved towards photography in the fashion and portrait sector. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned magazines such as L'Officiel, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and many others. Passionate about outdoor sports, people and photography, I found with our adventures a great way to combine my passions and aspirations. Now back from a trip that changed our perception of the world, I continue my activity in the field of outdoor sports and a fashion that is both more ethical and sustainable, combining my know-how and my passion.


Marie - I have been a great traveler since adolescence. I first discovered Europe, then Africa and Latin America. Gradually, longer and longer treks became part of my travels. I have always been sensitive to others and to relationships between people. After hesitating to become a psychologist, I finally began studying Sociology and then turned to Human Resources. For 7 years, I held various positions with an international dimension in Human Resources in a large industrial group. In January 2017, I decided to start a life that is more like me, to devote my time and my energy to something that really matters to me. Quickly, with Nil, we imagine the adventure Deux Pas Vers l’Autre, which we see as the beginning of a new chapter, more than as a parenthesis.

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What is your profession?

Nil - I am passionate about outdoor sports, people and photography. I find with our adventures a beautiful way to combine my passions and aspirations. 

Marie - After several years in human resources, I now work on my own indigital and audiovisual communications. I carry out missions of community management and photo and video production.


What does Vuarnet represent for you?

Nil - Vuarnet is a brand that dares, that is committed. Proud of its origin and its history, it accepts change and looks forward. It is a brand that likes to bring together fashion and the outdoors without compromising on functionality. It's a brand I really identify with.

Marie - Vuarnet represents excellence and class of the French way. It is a legendary brand that has maintained its reputation for quality, while taking an eco-responsible turn that is expected today.


What is your best memory in the mountains?

Nil - My best memory is the moment when I saw the valley open up after having crossed the entire Alpine arc on foot. I will always remember the end, in the snow in November, making for tricky conditions on the steep slopes. The entire journey took about four months, and we were treated to such amazing and grandiose landscapes. We even had the chance, and the audacity, to climb some 4000m on the way. A dream.


Marie - The Aletsch glacier. The discovery of the biggest glacier of the Alps has marked me forever. I had never seen anything like it. Up there, time and space have no hold, it is like being on another planet, divided between a feeling of immensity and smallness.

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