The Arts of Fashion Foundation 2017 innovative Paris 4-week intensive Fashion MasterClass program, taught in English.
As previously, this session was hosted at the Paris Decorative Arts Museum: 111 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001 - Metro Palais Royal, Louvre or Pyramides. Creative designers are invited to work during 4-week intensively with a group of maximum 15 selected international fashion students and recent graduates, on an innovative, defined and educational project, to be exhibited at the end of the session.

The main idea is not only to sharpen participants’ skills, increase their vision and develop their creative potential, but also pushing their design and inventiveness boundaries to the appropriation of the know-how or savoir-faire.
Following the inspiration of the current Paris’ fashion exhibitions and exploring design strategies such as use of unconventional materials, the ideas of transgression and subversion including surrealism and pastiche, selected participants will create and design capsule collection around a pre-defined atmosphere, following assignments, collaboration with Maison Lemarie - Lognon and specific given theme - The Wave, for this upcoming Summer Fashion MasterClass 2017.

llustration from Katsushita Hokusai


Arts of Fashion Foundation MasterClass 2017 | THE WAVE - Guest Designer Stephanie Coudert

Judith Cabrera | USA | Miami, FL - Miami International University of Art & Design
Katherine Chuang | USA | Los Angeles, CA - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
Jessica Dwyer | USA | Philadelphia, PA - Drexel University
ChangKeun Lee | South Korea | Seoul - Myongji University
Xiaoyi Li | Canada | Montreal - College LaSalle
Yafei Liu | China | Beijing - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Margaux Neborak | USA | Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
Uyen Tran | USA | San Francisco, CA - Academy of Art University
Gabriella Wells | USA | New York, NY - Parsons School of Design
Xiaohan Zhou | USA | Philadelphia, PA - Drexel University

Credit Photo | Yann Bohac

Models |
Agent Maxence Orard - Maelys Rollinde
VIP Models - Matilde Gangnon, Sarah Parasote and Themis Rochery
Beauty |
Hairstyle Rene Sebaoon
Make up Sylvie Trinh
Shoes | Carel - Repetto

Thanks to Maison Lemarie - Lognon, les Metiers d'art Chanel and Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris | Press LookBook

Haute Couture designer Stephanie Coudert was the guest designer 2017. Previous Paris MasterClass instructors included leading creative designers such as Anthony Vaccarello (2010), Aurore Thibout (2011), Christine Phung and Lucile Puton (2012), Zoe Vermeire (2013), Raphaelle H’Limi and Kenta Matsushige (2014), Long-Nam To (2015), Yiyu Chen & Haesung Bong (2015), and Stephanie Coudert (2016).

Syephanie coudert


- Increase, develop and promote creativity by exposing talented students to different cultural environments, design approaches and new techniques, including the diverse, unique and rich culture of craftmanship from the Parisian Haute Couture.
- Learn and experience first hand from first class renowned highly creative minded and independant fashion designers.
- Give students support and direction to develop their own design DNA while receiving feedback on their portfolios and professional projects including best source of education, senior thesis and international competitions advice.
- Initiate and encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas between professionals, designers and students.
- Allow students to mingle and network with other fashion driven students from all over the world and in Paris.

The Arts of Fashion MasterClass program is an excellent opportunity and unique frame to enhance students creativity and sharpen interest in fashion design in gaining a deeper understanding of what and how to research in Fashion, and develop both contemporary fashion draping and craft techniques of embellishment in design.

The MasterClass course studio program is taught in English by a team of fashion and textile designers for a class of 15 students.
(160 hours, over a period of 4 weeks, equivalent to 9 credit hour and consisting of 5-day a week, 9AM-6PM with 1 hour lunch break)








The Decorative Arts 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 Decorative Arts manages four national museums: the Decorative Arts Museum, the Fashion and Textiles Museum, the Advertisement Museum and the Nissim de Camondo Museum. Safeguarding the collections, promoting culture, providing art education and professional training, and supporting design is the mission of the Decorative Arts.


The house of Lemarié, bought by Chanel in 1997, holds onto its roots. Established in 1880 by André Lemarié’s grandmother , the “creation of feathers for finery” developed with success and the company became, over the years, the primary feather worker in France. Founded in a competitive environment (in 1900 there were more than three hundred feather workers in Paris), it developed to become a benchmark in its field, if not the only feather workers in France. Its longevity is due to the exceptional knowledge of those who work there: the delicate work with feathers which are dyed, refined, curled and pounded and of which there is a remarkable collection, hidden in boxes as old as the company itself. The flower work which takes place, creates the famous camellias of which twenty thousand are delivered to Chanel every year, in tweed, fur, satin and, even occasionally, in plastic or cardboard. Each of these demanding hours of work depending on the complicated nature of the design. Lemarié also demonstrates its talents in tailoring; delivering smocking, inserts and ruffles to the top fashion names: naturally Chanel, followed by faithful customers which include Dior, Balenciaga, Valentino and Givenchy.


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. This Parisian workshop has become another unique Haute Couture craftmanship spot where still meets greatest designers from Dior and Hermes to name only a few luxury brands. As Maison Lesage - Paris, the Atelier Lognon has been bought by Chanel in July 2013 and is today part of Maison Lemarie.

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.