THE COUTURE FLOWERS BY CRAFT ARTIST WILLIAM AMOR DISRUPT VALUE JUDGMENTS ON WASTE MATERIALS
Scraps and leftovers are poetically repurposed into couture flowers by William Amor who wins the City of Paris Grand Prize for emerging Talent in the category Arts and Crafts 2019.
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”.
VALENTINO À PÉKIN : UNE HAUTE COUTURE FAÇONNÉE PAR L’ARTISANAT D’EXCELLENCE ET L’AGILITÉ CULTURELLE
Avec panache, Pierpaolo Piccioli offre le spectacle esthétique d’une Haute Couture baignant dans une mondialité où la Chine est un pays clé pour l’industrie de la mode et du luxe. De la rencontre avec l’Autre naît une beauté “plurielle” – du troisième type.
Articles for Crash#73
For the art and style Paris-based magazine, distributed internationally, I wrote two articles focused on craftsmanship of fashion : the interview with Pascale Mussard, the art director of Petit h, the atelier dedicated to innovation by Hermès and my report on last Barcelona Fashion Week, 080, on the renewal of master craftsmanship in fashion. … Continue reading “Articles for Crash#73”
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.
My Film in Competition!
Good news to share on The Daily Couture: my short documentary film is part of the Official Selection at the International Film Festival about Master Craftsmanship taking place in France on April 7-10. The film also competes for the “Prix des Ecoles” (Prize awarded by students). I am particularly happy about it as the aim … Continue reading “My Film in Competition!”
Articles for Crash#73
The new issue of Crash #73 is out with my articles in it : two of them focus on craftsmanship of fashion : the interview with Pascale Mussard, the art director of Petit h, the atelier dedicated to innovation by Hermès and my report on last Barcelona Fashion Week, 080, on the renewal of master … Continue reading “Articles for Crash#73”
(3) Journey into Couture 2015
Embracing aging & couture: “the reality of what Haute Couture means today” was Alexis Mabille’s statement the Daily Couture shares with this third part on the Paris Couture Week fall winter 2015-2016. The haute couture overwhelming ethereal pink carpet dresses, each of them tailor-made for the couturier’s 15 muses, were gathered in the glamorous Opera … Continue reading “(3) Journey into Couture 2015”
(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”
For the Fall issue of quarterly Paris-based magazine Crash, I wrote several articles on fashion, art and also master craftsmanship, of course. For the Daily Couture readers, these latter ones are available online below! REPETTO The issue of training of future artisans is key for French fashion brands renowned for their master craftsmanship in the … Continue reading “Repetto,Tiffany&Co,Ingie Chalhoub”
The Other Couture Show
─ Paris, July 2014, Haute Couture Week. Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Autumn Winter Hiver 2014 – 2015, Cinema Elysées Biarritz. To which extent can a designer express his creativity within the media coverage of fashion? “At one point I felt I was acting like a robot, I found myself of needing to go and see … Continue reading “The Other Couture Show”
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”
The Haute Couture Weave
For the Daily Couture, this video features beautiful eye-catching artisanal gestures filled with a lovely and touching poetry flavor making the practice of master craftsmanship of Haute Couture so awesome and unique. Maity Tanguy’s love for weaving was what inspired this clip: how dedicated she is to her artisanal art fueling the inspiration of fashion … Continue reading “The Haute Couture Weave”
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”
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.
Graduate Fashion Week
Alongside greats like Raf Simons for Dior haute couture and Martin Margiela’s artisanal line, graduates of the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) counted themselves among the highlights of the 2012/2013 Autumn/Winter haute couture week in Paris The Daily Couture looked forward to bringing to light. Fashion & Sense Fashion Show 2012 at the … Continue reading “Graduate Fashion Week”
Shang Xia’s project
Master craftsmanship revisited by Shang Xia, recognized as “the Chinese Hermès” since it was created by Hermès in 2009. Below is my interview with Jiang Qiong Er, artistic director, designer and CEO of the house. A forward thinking vision of master craftsmanship that is to be discovered below : Interview with Jiang Qiong Er, Shang … Continue reading “Shang Xia’s project”
Haute Couture Visit !
The daily couture offers one visit to a haute couture workshop in Paris… Well, this one will be exactly like the Haute Couture private tours we usually organize for our clients, except that it will be recorded by a French TV. Why not offering some of our passionate readers for fashion and luxury the unique … Continue reading “Haute Couture Visit !”
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.