Having been a "petite main" seamstress at Jean Patou then a designer at Christian Lacroix in his early years, Manon Martin learned her trade as a milliner with Jean Barthet. She then worked regularly as a costume designer for the cinema and advertising agencies, and subsequently collaborated with Agnès B, Chantal Thomass, Inès de la Fressange.
Her own label of hats, head jewellery and accessories is found in the high class boutiques and department stores in Paris, Tokyo and New-York. Most creations are handmade in small limited editions but sometimes made-to-measure. She also designs clothes in precious materials, in tender and romantic colours.