MADE IN CLOTHES & TIE ME - a collaboration with a group of creative fashion designers




The Arts of Fashion Foundation - Paris innovative four-week intensive summer fashion program in English - FASHION & SURFACE. It will take place at the Paris Decorative Arts Museum in the famous Le Louvre Palais - 107 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001 - - Metro Palais Royal / Musee du Louvre.

The Arts of Fashion Summer 2010 is open to Fashion & Design students as well as young Fashion professionals (on review of their application).

This is an excellent opportunity to develop students creativity in fashion design and gain a deeper understanding of contemporary fashion draping and craft techniques of embellishment. Moreover, students will be able to sharpen their skills in embroidery, illustration, applied patterns, inserts, and incorporate them into cutting-edge styles.
From the Paris Decorative Arts Museums lectures and visits of exhibitions students will draw their inspiration and incorporate innovative techniques in their project. In addition, students can choose to participate in the cultural program offered during the weekends and July 14th to visit spots in Paris, Chantilly and Antwerp. Students will have the opportunity to do sketching with the fashion illustrator Aurore de La Morinerie - - during these visits.


Aurore Thibout - Paris based Fashion Designer presenting her collection at Paris Fashion week | Former Martin Margiela Designer | 2006 Hyeres Winner - Public Award |
Laurence Teillet - London based Fashion Designer | Former Martin Margiela Designer | cofounder and artistic director for Elemental |
Anthony Vaccarello - Paris based Fashion Designer, born in Belgium, presenting at Paris Fashion week | Former Fendi fur fashion designer | Hyeres Winner 06 Grand Prix |< Sasiwimol Sreevitoon - Paris based free lance Fashion Designer, born in Thailand | Former Lanvin embroidery fashion designer |
Natallia Pilipenka - New York based Fashion Designer, born in Ukraine | Anne Valerie Hash Award 07 | Debut Series Winner 08 | Fashion design Lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design Fall 10
Aurore de La Morinerie - Paris based Fashion Illustrator has worked for many years for major Parisian Department stores such as Le Printemps, fashion houses including Hermès and Agnès B., producing drawings for the launch of new perfumes, catalogs and invitations and press |

'MADE IN CLOTHES' - This part of the program is based on designing with a conscience: Being aware of our impact as consumers in our today s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, refine and develop new types of materials, fabrics and possibilities for clothing. Combining a responsible philosophy of contemporary design with an artistic approach, the project will emphasize the link between Art and Fashion. Rethinking the process of making clothes. Up-cycling - Experimentation - Handmade - Work in progress.

'TIE ME' - The goal of this part of the program is to create an embroidered harness dress. Harness will serve as a key construction element to assist in the draping of unusual volume and line dress.
[Observation & Research & Analysis & Creation of structural lines - Working on the harness by combining materials and embroidery techniques.]


Brazil - Sao Paulo/ Faculdade Santa Marcelina
Colombia - Medellin / Institucion Universitaria Colegiatura Colombiana
Czech Republic - Pilsen / University of West Bohemia
France - Paris / Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale
Portugal - Castelo Branco / Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas
United States/CA - Pasadena / Arts Center College
United States/CA - San Francisco / Academy of Art University
United States/CA - Oakland / College of Alameda
United States/NY - New York / Parsons The New School for Design
United States/NY - New York / Fashion Institute of Technology
United States/PA - Philadelphia / Drexel University
United States/RI - Providence / Rhode Island School of Design
United States/TX - Denton / University of North Texas

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Les Arts Décoratifs manage four national museums : the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, the Musée de la Publicité (at 107 rue de Rivoli, the Rohan and Marsan wings of the Louvre) and the Musée Nissim de Camondo (at 63 rue de Monceau, the Hôtel de Camondo).

Musee des Arts Décoratifs : 150,000 works in departments organized by period or specialty: from medieval furniture to contemporary design via the 18th-century in France, the Empire, Art Nouveau and Art Deco; as well as large collections of jewelry, toys, wallpaper, gold work, ceramics, glass, drawings and an Islamic and Oriental collection.
Musee de la Publicité : some 100,000 historical and contemporary posters as well as over 20,000 French and foreign advertising films from the 1930s to the present day, radio commercials, promotional objects, packaging, etc.
Musee de la Mode et Textile : 86,000 items of costume, accessories and textiles which trace the development of costume from the Copts to the present day and the development of new textiles since the 14th century. Complemented by a permanent loan from UFAC (Union Française des Arts du Costume), numbering over 45,000 costumes and accessories.
Musée Nissim de Camondo
: 1,100 works making up one of the finest sets of furniture and objets d¹art from the second half of the 18th century in France.

Les Arts Décoratifs is a private organization governed by the law of 1901 on not-for-profit associations and recognized as being in the public interest. It originated in 1882, in the wake of the Universal Exhibitions, when a group of collectors banded together with the idea of promoting the applied arts and developing links between industry and culture, design and production.
For many years it was known as the  Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD), but in December 2004 it changed its name to Les Arts Decoratifs while staying true to its original aims of safeguarding the collections, promoting culture, providing art education and professional training, and supporting design.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.