VALENTINO GOES TO BEIJING AND REINVENT THE HEYDAY OF HAUTE COUTURE WITH HANDMADE & CULTURAL MASTERY
Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli does not shy away from reflecting on what the heyday of Haute Couture could look like in today’s complex globalized world, and furthermore one in which China is key for the luxury industry. Fashion needs to be “plural”.
UNIQUENESS: THE ART OF STORYMAKING BROUGHT TO LIFE BY CRAFT ARTISTS
From May 23 to 26, the fourth edition of the international Révélations Biennial dedicated to fine crafts and creation will be held at the Grand Palais in Paris.With panache: with a wind of freedom fostered by the growth of the market for contemporary fine craft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIGHLY CREATIVITY EXPERIMENTAL ZONE AT PREMIERE VISION PARIS
For the Première Vision website, the Daily Couture was asked to interview three artisans of excellence exhibiting at Maison d’Exceptions. Each year, the edition grows and echoes an increasing interest by major fashion brands in artisanal mastery for a soulful design.
INSIDE PATAGONIA’S SUSTAINABLE FASHION BUSINESS WITH SHELLY GOTTSCHAMER
Fresh off the Haute Couture workshops tour the Daily Couture organized for Shelly Gottschamer, Sportwear Sourcing Manager at Patagonia, we were so delighted with our meeting with her that having a look inside what is regarded as the most sustainable clothing brand in the world felt spot-on.
UPCYCLED FUR STOCK
“I think the greenest way to live is to use what already exists. We met with Irene Kostas, Onar’s designer, who works with fur and leather parts coming from stocks, waste and vintage parts.
PRETTY FISHY LEATHER FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
To restore the ancestral industry of tanning fish skins according to the principles of the circular economy in the Arcachon Basin in France: that is the ambition of Femer Peau Marine which creates a sustainable and ethical production chain “from the fisherman to the handbag”.
FRESH OFF HER HAUTE COUTURE TOUR WITH US, MEETING WITH ANN SHOEBRIDGE, MILINER
The Daily Couture met with Ann Shoebridge for her Haute Couture Ateliers tour we organized for her while in Paris where she were to attend the final of the Hat Designer of the Year 2013 international competition as one of the finalists. For the Daily Couture, Ann shared a bit of her experience as one of Australia’s most respected hat designers.
CRAFTSMANSHIP AS THE LABORATORY OF DESIGN
Photographer Sophie Zénon signs a series of photos of craftsmen at work. A powerful testimony that seeks to reflect a kind of “sacred” in the way artisans work and express themselves about their work within the world of design.
EDITION “START UP” AT PORTUGAL FASHION SHOW
The city of Porto is determined to shine with its dynamism under its calm air. Immersion in the Portugal Fashion Show from noon to midnight. Not to mention the treasures to discover: the architecture of the “School of Porto”.
HAUTE CUISINES COLLAGES
The “Haute Cuisine” exhibition praises the craftsmanship at work at the Museum Nissim de Camondo. The historical house greets Paris Chef Alain Passsard’s artworks deriving from his lastest book, “Le Beau Geste” (The Perfect Touch). A pure pleasure for the senses.
NEW HEYDAY FOR LINEN
The life of European linen is as creative, technological as it is ecological: this is a blessed linen. Nestled in a Europe with a humid climate and low temperature ranges, the fibre flourished to such an extent that it became world-renowned.
BEAUTY AND THE BREAST: A BLISSFUL CRAFTY EXPERIENCE
What an elegant reinterpreation of a painting allowing the “conversation” between art, clothing and craftsmen of the city of ceramics of Sèvres. In the spotlight: metamorphosis of porcelain into precious clothing.
REHAB, THE ART OF REMAKING
Organized by the Espace Fondation, the EDF REHAB, the art of re-making exhibition questions the possibility – even the necessity – of giving new life to used materials – to waste. Metamorphosed, the neglected material becomes a singular work of art with enchanting green imaginaries.