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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.