FASHION SUMMER 2012 | LES ARTS DECORATIFS - PARIS | JUNE 25 - JULY 20 | ARCHI - COUTURE | Collaboration with Maison Lesage - Paris | The Antidote to Uniformity |
EXHIBITION | THURSDAY JULY 19, 2012 – 4 to 9PM | ARCHI-COUTURE
The fifth FOUR-WEEK SUMMER FASHION MASTERCLASS PROGRAM organized by Arts of Fashion Foundation and hosted by Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris runs from June 25th to July 20th, 2012.
duo of rising star designers works with a group of selected international
fashion students on an innovative project to be exhibited at the end
of the program in the Hall des Marechaux at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs
on July 19th, 2012 (4-9PM).
Christine Phung, Zoe Vermeire, with the participation of Caroline Winckel
The goal of the Arts of Fashion Foundation abroad MasterClass Program series is to further develop and promote creativity in fashion, exchange of ideas, give fashion students access to the best possible sources of fashion education - including the diverse, unique and rich culture of craftmanship from the Parisian Haute Couture tradition - and to fund development of other creative and educational projects.
You’re invited! See you!
ARTS OF FASHION SUMMER MASTERCLASS PROGRAM IS MEANT TO:
After the successful summer Fashion MasterClass 2011 in collaboration with the renowned pleating Atelier of Mr. Gerard Lognon, the Arts of Fashion is offering to fashion students and recent graduates another unique opportunity to work with creative designers and another Art of Haute Couture: the embroidery with the renowned Lesage House – paying homage to Mr. Francois Lesage.
will have the chance to be introduced to the diverse, unique and rich
culture of craftsmanship from the Parisian Haute Couture tradition including
some embroideries techniques such as the Luneville.
will design a capsule collection around a defined atmosphere (60’s
– Eichler), following the inspiration of the current Paris fashion
exhibitions (Balenciaga – Comme des Garcons) and exploring design
strategies such as the use of unconventional materials, the ideas of
transgression and subversion (violation and satirization of norms and
conventions underlying couture clothing), including surrealism and pastiche
(creating unexpected and unconventional associations between different
types of clothing or other objects, combining styles from different
historical periods or popular culture). Then, they will have to build
two silhouettes - an organza “dress” / weightless &
transparent and a wool “coat” / dry & opaque. The embroidery
research (Lesage) will be incorporated to the project in term of embellishment
but also design and function.
UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS REPRESENTED BY REGISTERED STUDENTS --- updated May. 18, 2012
ARTS OF FASHION SUMMER 2012 @ MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS
ARTS OF FASHION SUMMER @ MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS - IN FASHION MODE
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, applied patterns, inserts, and
incorporate them into cutting-edge styles.
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note that the registration and tuition fees do not include international
insurance and medical coverage. It is the responsibility to each participant
to contract a personal international insurance before leaving for the
summer program in Europe. We advice participants to take information
first from their own insurance company in order to have additional medical
and liability coverage during their travel and stay.
are limited and are on first come, first served. All applicants have
to complete online or by mail the individual registration form, as well
as the full payment of tuition fees to the Arts of Fashion Foundation
as soon as possible as class size is limited to 20 students.
THE MUSEUMS OF THE ARTS DECORATIFS - PARIS
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).
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.
The goal of the Arts of Fashion Foundation is to develop and promote creativity in Fashion and give access to fashion students and young professionals to the best possible source of creative fashion education, as well as allowing the Arts of Fashion to fund and develop other creative and educational projects to benefit fashion students and the Academia.
LA MAISON LESAGE - PARIS
The story began in 1858, when Charles Frederick Worth opened his haute couture fashion house, and started making use of the prodigious talent of the embroiderer Albert Michonet, whose studio was purchased by Albert and Marie-Louise Lesage in 1924. This was the beginning of a period of fruitful and close collaboration with the best-known names of the time.
In 1949, on the death of his father, François Lesage took over management of the company at the tender age of 20. For 50 years, he has cleverly combined the skills of a traditional craft with meeting the pioneering requirements of the new generation of fashion designers including Karl Lagerfeld, but also Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, up to new talents such as Anne-Valerie Hash, Bouchra Jarrar and Alexandre Vauthier.
For each haute couture collection, François Lesage, and his team of designers and embroiders, develop a hundred new embroidered pieces, which are added to some forty thousand samples created since 1858.
François Lesage sold the Maison Lesage to Chanel in 2002. Paraffection, a specific independent company created in 1997 through Chanel SA, had begun its acquisition of many of Paris' top craftmenshops including Desrues – a costume jewelry and button maker, Guillet – a maker of fabric flowers, Maison Lemarie – a feather maker, Maison Michel – a millinery maker and recently another specialist in embroidery: Montex) in a bid to ensure their continued survival in a changing fashion industry and saving the precious parisian know-how of the haute couture.
Francois Lesage died on December 1, 2011, at the
age of 82.
The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a 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 events meant to facilitate critical thinking among artists, designers, scholars and students. The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design in fashion and the arts linked to it