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
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.
For the annual art issue of Crash magazine, winter 2017-2018, I wrote an article on the upcoming collaboration between Viktor & Rolf and Zalando, that I am sharing on the Daily Couture. The collaboration is one of the many emerging collaborations illustrating that the fashion industry leaders are beginning to give their manufacturing productions a … Continue reading “Bold Upcycling”
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.
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.
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”.
(2)Journey into Couture FW 2015
The Daily Couture’s second part on Fall Winter 2015-2016 couture collections in Paris presents Stéphane Rolland’s promising intimate couture experience I was eagerly looking forward to attending. The very chic 10 Avenue George V had been heralded as the venue of the couture show. The Salon Haute Couture of the couturier would be the place, … Continue reading “(2)Journey into Couture FW 2015”
(1) Journey into Couture 2015
No better than Couture Weeks to reveal the art craftsmanship of fashion to the world and make one’s mission statement spread to the fashion scene like Dice Kayek did it : let’s keep on living with artisanal heartbeat and tailoring in today’s hurried world and fast fashion. We were being told by the Paris-based Franco-Turkish … Continue reading “(1) Journey into Couture 2015”
Portugal Fashion Spring Summer 2015 ─ The particular Portuguese fashion week made to promote the country’s image is the topic of the Daily Couture’s latest contribution to the Huffington Post France here. For the English version of the Daily Couture, sharing about the event I really enjoyed and found interesting is what I want to … Continue reading “Portugal Fashion”
The not-to-be-missed international contemporary art event, Miniartextil, embracing textile as the artist’s means of expression, is now showcasing in Montrouge, the suburban city of Paris which started its partnership with the event ten years ago. For the Daily Couture, I attended to its opening fresh on the heels of the beginning of last Paris Fashion … Continue reading “Maxi/Miniartextil 2014”
Crafted Fashion Style
What about sharing with you posts about emerging designers and brands that somehow address the issues of master craftsmanship the Daily Couture is so interested in? Designers are the visionaries, the dream makers master craftsmen do need to collaborate with: to have the practice of their own master craftsmanship twisted, challenged and revisited by designers … Continue reading “Crafted Fashion Style”
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.
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”
Whether the animal has had a good life is at the heart of the matter in the making of first grade skins to be used in fashion and design, once we have eaten animal meat. With Vianney, a skinner and one of our craftsmen partners, specialized in supplying cattle and lambskin leather to the great … Continue reading “Animal Welfare”
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.
Anne, Textile Finisher
Known by the big fashion names for her mastery in handmade fabric design, which she mainly uses in haute couture creations and home design, Anne, also one of our I Love Paris Savoir Faire craftsmen partners, has just completed the interior design of a four-star Paris hotel, The Belle Juliette, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Rooms, photo : … Continue reading “Anne, Textile Finisher”