FASHION SUMMER 2011 | LES ARTS DECORATIFS - PARIS | JUNE 27 - JULY 22
THE FLYING TAILOR & THE MODERN DANCER  - A collaboration with Atelier Gerard Lognon - Paris

PARIS - MASTERCLASS FASHION

PARIS MASTERCLASS BROCHURE 2011

THE ARTS OF FASHION SUMMER @ MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS - PARIS IN FASHION MODE

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

The Arts of Fashion Summer 2011 @ Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Paris in Fashion Mode - 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, construction and craft techniques of embellishment. Moreover, students will be able to sharpen their skills in embroidery, illustration, textile manipulations and incorporate them into cutting-edge styles. Menswear always played a big part in the womenswear development, same as womenswear affected the development of menswear. This year summer program allows for such interaction, and it can only be beneficial to either womenswear or menswear student.

THE ARTS OF FASHION SUMMER PROGRAM IS MEANT TO:
- Increase and develop creativity by exposing students to new techniques and different design approaches.
- Learn and experience first hand from first class renowned designers.
- Give students feedback on their portfolios and professional projects.
- Initiate and encourage collaboration between professional designers and students.
- Allow students to mingle and network with other fashion driven students from all over the world.
- Each Summer program is taught in English with the fashion & textile faculty / designers for 20 students.

The Exhibition will be held displaying the students' works on Thurs. July 21 - 5PM / 103 rue de Rivoli / Hall Entrance of the Museum Gallery and then in San Francisco at the end of October.

UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS REPRESENTED BY REGISTERED STUDENTS --- updated May 22, 2011

Canada - Ryerson University - Toronto - www.ryerson.ca
China - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology - Beijing - www.bift.edu.cn
South Korea - Hong-ik University - Seoul - www.hongik.ac.kr
Switzerland - Geneve - Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design - http://www. head.hesge.ch
United States/CA - The Art Institute of California - San Francisco - www.artinstitutes.edu
United States/CA - Academy of Art University - San Francisco - www.academyart.edu
United States/CA - Apparel Arts - San Francisco - www.apparel-arts.com
United States/CA - The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles - www.fidm.edu
United States/NY -  Parsons The New School for Design - New York - www.newschool.edu
United States/WI - University of Wisconsin - Madison - www.wisc.edu

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).

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.
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

LES ATELIERS LOGNON - PARIS

The pleated in Haute Couture has remained an exceptional and unique Art work and since four generations for Gerard Lognon. This mysterious embellishment technic - which particular effect of pattern is obtained by pleating - was kept secret for a long time. From Madeleine Vionnet to Issey Miyake, every designer has at one time or another explored its own infinity of pleating. Most of the 3000 molds for pleats were designed and made by Gerard Lognon's grand father: Georges. Actually the inherited mold consists of two sheets of cardboard Kraft/Oxboard which fit perfectly.The fabric is spread all over on it and then carefully by hand folds. The whole ends up in the oven for steam press. The Parisian workshop of Gerard Lognon has become another unique Haute Couture craftmanship spot where still meets greatest designers from Dior and Hermes to name only a few luxury brands, their hord of assistants and even some inspired emerging designers looking for innovative and new experimentations. According to Gérard Lognon, there is no specific nomenclature in terms of classification. However every pleated pattern is named including peacock, flower, and even azzaro. There is also some large pleating family such as the Fortuny but also the flat, the sun and the accordion...
www.lesateliersgerardlognon.com

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.