artisans of luxury
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 globality, and furthermore one in which China is key for the luxury industry. Fashion needs to be “plural”.
For Crash magazine #64, I interviewed Hubert Barrere, the art director of renowned haute couture embroidery house Lesage, at the head of the artisanal house after François Lesage died in 2012. The handmade embroidery atelier belongs to Paraffection, the Chanel’s subsidiary division founded in order to preserve artisan workshops whose exceptional know-how is essential to … Continue reading “Atelier Lesage”
The Daily Couture Video
Dear Daily Couture Readers, Our first video about our Private Haute Couture Tours in Paris is out! The idea was to put forward the Daily Couture’s vision of Haute Couture and master crafstmanship and reveal some of the fashion making backstage we focus on for our Private Haute Couture and Sur-Mesure Tours in Paris. The … Continue reading “The Daily Couture Video”
RIP Mr. F. Lesage
Dear Everyone : As we learned the sad news about the death of Mr. François Lesage, master embroiderer of Haute Couture in Paris, on 1st December 2011, The Daily Couture wants to pay homage to him. He probably was the best known master craftsman of Haute Couture in Paris and represented the excellence of master … Continue reading “RIP Mr. F. Lesage”
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.
Paris haute couture fashion week, A/W 11-12 ended. We enjoyed Xuan-Thu Nguyen’s great pleated couture. By posting the following runway shots, we pay homage to the know-how of pleating materials like organza and silk. The collection uses neutral colors like taupe, black or midnight blue constrasting with sudden bright colors, echoing the colorful birds’masks to … Continue reading “Pleated Couture”