THE POSSIBILITY OF A RENEWED (FASHION) WORLD

Learn more about our Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris organized by a fashion journalist. Get immersed into the roots of fashion stories and the ethics of soulful excellence of traditional fashion know how.

Learn more about our Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris organized by a fashion journalist. Get immersed into the roots of fashion stories and the ethics of soulful excellence of traditional fashion know how.

Learn more about our Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris organized by a fashion journalist. Get immersed into the roots of fashion stories and the ethics of soulful excellence of traditional fashion know how.

Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris
Our Mission

We want to highlight what feels spot-on to inspire and cultivate a humanist depth that is as vital as acclaimed in today's quest for meaning and equilibrium.

We want to highlight what feels spot-on to inspire and cultivate a humanist depth that is as vital as acclaimed in today's quest for meaning and equilibrium.

We want to highlight what feels spot-on to inspire and cultivate a humanist depth that is as vital as acclaimed in today's quest for meaning and equilibrium.

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POETIC ART AT VALENTINO A/W 2019-20

Summoning the art of poetry, the Valentino Autumn-Winter 2019-20 collection offers a story of the inner world and the touchable - an ode to imagination, and above all to the experience of the most beautiful and complex feeling there is: love.

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ADOPTING THE DARING TEMPO OF TIMELESSNESS AT MAME KUROGOUCHI A/W 2019-20

Praising timelessness as the Paris Fashion Week runs at full tilt may sound out of beat. And yet, betting on a timeless style as talented designer Maiko Kurogouchi does it might just help to make clothes last longer for a more sustainable fashionable wardrobe.

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TOWARDS THE NEW ETHICAL LUXURY AT THE BIENNIAL 1.618

The traditional codes of luxury are facing obsolescence and renewal. The time has come to reinvent a dream of creation that reconciles the culture of image and the culture of responsible manufacturing. And this is the mission of the Biennial 1.618.

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MADE IN JAPAN : THREE NEW TEXTILES PRESENTED BY THE SHOWROOM J-TEX IN PARIS

The J-Tex Showroom in Paris : where fashion professionals go to discover the latest textile innovations by Japanese companies rich in ancient know-how of excellence, and determined to meet the needs of today's high end fashion brands.

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MINERAL AESTHETICS AT LÉONARD PARIS A/W 2018

For this winter, the iconic floral prints of the Parisian company founded in 1958 are beautifully reinterpreted, giving a refreshing modernity to the brand. Without denying its stylistic DNA whatsoever, on the contrary, here and there, a boiling creativity was renewing the in-house heritage know-how of prints.

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A JOURNEY INSIDE THE MAKING OF SUSTAINABLE DENIM BY G-STAR RAW

G-Star Raw offered a behind-the-scenes look at the breakthrough innovation of the brand's most sustainable denim. The interview with Frouke Bruissa, the Corporate Responsibility Director of G-Star Raw, was done for Crash.fr as I was its editor-in-chief. It was the first time the denim brand was unveiling its journey towards more sustainability in fashion.

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THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF AZZEDINE ALAÏA WILL LIVE ON

The Alaïa house will survive the death of the extraordinary couturier. More than ever, the house honours his creative heritage that will be kept alive thanks to the new Alaïa Foundation. ...

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FRANCE TERRE TEXTILE: THE LABEL THAT CERTIFIES THE TEXTILE MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE

The label Made in France is so unconstrained. Did you know that a garment "made in Romania" may have been made from textiles made in France? To promote French textiles suffering from an image deficit, the Union des Industries Textiles created the France Terre Textile label. ...

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THE COUTURE SPIRIT OF JEANNE LANVIN: THE ART OF EMBROIDERY IN ALL ITS SPLENDOR

Lanvin in the time of Jeanne Lanvin: Palais Galliera takes us on a journey through the world of the oldest Parisian couture house: from the discovery of superb illustrations to the expression of the virtuosity of craftspeople with pieces from the company's rich archives. ...

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HAUTE COUTURE WATCHMAKING: ABOUT THE MASTERY OF LIFE SKILLS. MEETING WITH MICHEL PARMIGIANI

Meeting with the master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, founder of the eponymous Swiss brand. About his vocation and expertise, we talked about the specifics of crafts and the need to perpetuate them, of course, but also about inspiration and even mysticism. Spotlight on the beauty of master craftsmanship! ...

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INTELLIGENCE OF HAND

The Hand Intelligence Prize awarded by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has been rewarded craftspeople every year since 1999. Its praises both the values and forward- looking creation embodied by master craftsmanship in France. ...

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125 YEARS OF HIGH FANTASY CREATION

Fried Frères has been providing beads, buttons, cabochons and rhinestones to embroiderers, couturiers and accessories manufacturers for major fashion houses as well for decades – and the family owned company has been in the business of high end fashion for 125 years. ...

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IN FULL RENAISSANCE: REVEALING THE ARTISTS SHAPING MATERIALS

"We are creators." Forget about sclerosing categories, labels of designers, artists or craftspeople. The Biennial Révélations proclaimed loud and clear craftspeople as "a creative community in motion", expressing a new modernity and relevance in the landscape of contemporary creation.

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SCREENING OF OUR FILM “DREAM ARTISANS” AT THE BIENNIAL REVELATIONS AT THE GRAND PALAIS IN PARIS

Proud and happy...! Winner of the Heritage Prize, " Dream artisans", which we co-directed with Pascal Stelletta, will be broadcast at the Biennale Révélations dedicated to fine crafts, and nestled in the magnificent Grand Palais venue in Paris.

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MASTER ARTISAN: UNVEILING THE MESSAGE OF A SINGULAR YET PROMISING PROFESSION FOR THE FUTURE

The annual meeting of the European Days of Fine Crafts celebrated the new generation of craftspeople. Who are they? How do they work? Their daily lives? The statement exhibition wanted to overcome the culturally based poor image and low profile of manual work.

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THE ART OF JEWELS AND GEMS SUPPORTED BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Three news, three ways to immerse yourself in the art of jewels and gems in Paris. The common point between Jean-Marie del Moral's book "Flore", the Galerie des Bijoux of the the Union centrale des Arts décoratifs (MAD) & the Van Cleef & Arpels School? Van Cleef & Arpels supports them. In other words, a reference!

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HERITAGE ASSETS : UNESCO JOINS LUXURY BRANDS IN FIGHTING THE SAME FIGHT AGAINST COUNTERFEITING

"In Greece, Chanel is more valuable than cash", was the tragic headline of an article in the Washington Post. As counterfeiting finances terrorism, promoting the value of real high end creation has become a cause to fight for by all, including UNESCO for the first time.

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THE ART OF NATURAL DYEING BY BETTY DE PARIS

Faced with the bans of REACH (European Chemicals Agency) gradually eliminating toxic chemicals from the market, craftsmen are seeing colours disappear. Spotlight on vegetable plants dyes.

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THE DECISIVE MOMENT ACCORDING TO MATTHIEU RICARD x LA HUNE

At the emblematic Parisian bookstore-gallery of Saint Germain-des-Prés, La Hune, French Buddhist monk and photographer Matthieu Ricard invites us to his contemplative journey and hymn to beauty. ...

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“DOROTHEA LANGE. POLITICS OF SEEING”: HOMAGE TO HUMANENESS THAT RESISTS

To the beat of her own drum: Dorothea Lange’s photography illustrates the strength of her instinctive empathy as a means capable of restoring human dignity against all odds. The first exhibition in France in twenty years devoted to Dorothea Lange at the Jeu de Paume implicitly raises the issue of activism and art practice today.

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WONDERS OF NATURE : THE ART OF BOTANY AND HORTICULTURE AT CHANTILLY

The leading event of the gardening world and the excellence of European nurseries in the spotlight at the 7th edition of the Flower Show "The Journées des Plantes de Chantilly": from collection plants to the great classics, as well as objects, furniture, gardening tools, arts & crafts and traditional know-how. ...

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CREATING MEANING FROM LITTLE THINGS OF EVERYDAY LIFE AT ALAÏA HOUSE

Renown for marching to the beat of his own drum in every aspect of his work, Azzedine Alaia did hit his mark again with the not-to-be-missed exhibition conveying his art of couture and details with a totally sensible, personal and high-octane touch ─ miles away from usual clichés evoking master craftsmanship and ateliers. ...

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IMAGINATIVE LABORATORY: MONET’S “OUTDOOR WORKSHOP” AT GIVERNY

Every year from March to November, the singular and radical work of the Giverny Gardens of Monet offers us an infinite reservoir of imagination. "He is a painter who says that you have to paint what you don't see," Jean-Luc Godard rejoiced. ...

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FASHION TOGETHER: HANDIFASHION PARIS BRINGS TOGETHER SEPARATE WORLDS

Changing our perception of anything takes time and a lot of effort to overcome the habits we shape before they end up shaping us without our attention, as John Dryden wrote. It’s high time for the advent of a different perspective on the world of disability. ...

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THE POSSIBILITY OF A RENEWED (FASHION) WORLD
Our Mission

We want to highlight what feels spot-on to inspire and cultivate a humanist depth that is as vital as acclaimed in today's quest for meaning and equilibrium.

Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris

Learn more about our Haute Couture workshops tours in Paris organized by a fashion journalist. Get immersed into the roots of fashion stories and the ethics of soulful excellence of traditional fashion know how.

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POETIC ART AT VALENTINO A/W 2019-20
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POETIC ART AT VALENTINO A/W 2019-20

Summoning the art of poetry, the Valentino Autumn-Winter 2019-20 collection offers a story of the inner world and the touchable - an ode to imagination, and above all to the experience of the most beautiful and complex feeling there is: love.

ADOPTING THE DARING TEMPO OF TIMELESSNESS AT MAME KUROGOUCHI A/W 2019-20
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ADOPTING THE DARING TEMPO OF TIMELESSNESS AT MAME KUROGOUCHI A/W 2019-20

Praising timelessness as the Paris Fashion Week runs at full tilt may sound out of beat. And yet, betting on a timeless style as talented designer Maiko Kurogouchi does it might just help to make clothes last longer for a more sustainable fashionable wardrobe.

THE DECISIVE MOMENT ACCORDING TO MATTHIEU RICARD x LA HUNE
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THE DECISIVE MOMENT ACCORDING TO MATTHIEU RICARD x LA HUNE

At the emblematic Parisian bookstore-gallery of Saint Germain-des-Prés, La Hune, French Buddhist monk and photographer Matthieu Ricard invites us to his contemplative journey and hymn to beauty.

TOWARDS THE NEW ETHICAL LUXURY AT THE BIENNIAL 1.618
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TOWARDS THE NEW ETHICAL LUXURY AT THE BIENNIAL 1.618

The traditional codes of luxury are facing obsolescence and renewal. The time has come to reinvent a dream of creation that reconciles the culture of image and the culture of responsible manufacturing. And this is the mission of the Biennial 1.618.

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