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Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Imprimer cet article au format PDF ici La Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode a été constituée en 1973.

Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode

Présidée par Ralph Toledano (Président de la Division Mode du Groupe PUIG), élu par les membres adhérents, elle est l’organe exécutif des chambres syndicales qui la composent et est dirigée par Pascal Morand, Président Exécutif, qui met en œuvre la politique professionnelle définie par le Comité Exécutif. Didier Grumbach qui l’a présidée de 1998 à 2014 en est le Président d’Honneur. Meaning of Paraffection. Haute Couture fact file. Get clued up about the lavish world of couture as spring/summer 2015 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week gets underway BY Charlotte Core | 26 January 2015 Cara Delevingne closes the Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer 2014 show Photo: PA The definition Haute Couture literally translates as 'high sewing' (and thus high fashion).

Haute Couture fact file

It is the art of dressmaking on a luxurious and grandiose scale. Items are made-to-measure by hand, resulting in pieces of clothing that are both unique and painstakingly perfect. The history Haute Couture was a necessity for high-class Parisians in the 19th century. SEE: Paris Haute Couture spring/summer 2013: 20 dresses to die for What does it take to be a couturier? READ: 'Craziness with discipline': Karl Lagerfeld discusses Chanel Couture Who makes it?

Chanel Metiers d'Arts: Everything You Need To Know. The Chanel Métiers d’Art show is an annual event which highlights and honours the exquisite European craftsmanship which goes into the Chanel collections, specifically on the house-owned brands that specialise in certain areas of crafts - some which have been working with the brand for over 50 years.

Chanel Metiers d'Arts: Everything You Need To Know

The 11 ateliers include milliner Maison Michel which became a Chanel partner - the first - in 1997, feather house Lemarie, which joined in 1996; footwear designer Massaro and embroiderer Lesage which both joined in 2002; jeweller Goossens which began working with Chanel in 2005; corsage maker Guillet joined in 2006; glove maker Causse and cashmere producer Barrie Knitwear which became a Metiers d’Art house in 2012 and pleater Lognon which joined in 2013.

As well as supplying for Chanel, all of the partners continue to work with its rival brands. The Story of Chanel's Métiers d'Art.   Seamwork Magazine. Métiers d'Art: How Chanel is preserving centuries-old craftsmanship, Buro 24/7. In an age where time-honoured craft is taken over by industrialised mass production, one luxury fashion house takes it upon itself to safeguard the skill set behind traditional savoir-faire Every year, Chanel pays homage to the petite mains — artisans and craftspeople — whose exceptional craftsmanship brings to life the many creations, showcased at the Métiers d'Art shows.

Métiers d'Art: How Chanel is preserving centuries-old craftsmanship, Buro 24/7

A unique fashion event staged in different cities (Rome in 2015, Salzburg in 2014, Dallas in 2013 and Edinburgh in 2012) and outside of the official fashion calendar, the Métiers d'Art shows are more than just collections of beautiful and extravagant clothes — it's also the house's longstanding effort to cultivate artisanal savoir-faire. The storied French maison has taken great steps over the years to safeguard these ateliers, artisans and crafts. Paraffection : for the traditional fashion crafts. In 1997, Chanel announced the creation of its subsidiary company Parraffection, destined to unite the artisan workshops which the famous fashion house has bought over the years.

Paraffection : for the traditional fashion crafts

This collection of workshops displays a variety of crafts and their names are as poetic as their activities: the feather maker Lemarié, the maker of fabric flowers Guillet, the embroiderer Lesage, the shoemaker Massaro, the button and ornamentation maker Desrues, the milliner Maison Michel, the glove maker Causse and also the goldsmith Goossens, among others. Trades which seem to have come from another era, the contemporary revolutions in the world of fashion seeming to have left no room for these small houses with unusual resources.

However, if the clients of these workshops are becoming rarer, they are still very much present: forunate aesthetes wishing to aquire a unique piece or couture houses passing orders for their fashion shows. Paraffection: A Labour of Love. Maison Lesage. Fashion—What is Haute Couture? The term "haute couture" is French.

Fashion—What is Haute Couture?

Haute means "high" or "elegant. " Paris Haute Couture Week: The highlights from Valentino, Dior, Chanel and more. Fashion Show Review, Ready-to-Wear - Spring 2016. PARIS, France — Junya Watanabe learned the other day that referencing Africa can open a can of worms — post-colonial cultural appropriation, or something like that.

Fashion Show Review, Ready-to-Wear - Spring 2016

The collection Valentino showed on Tuesday was also inspired by Africa. “But we're not delivering a postcard,” insisted Pierpaolo Piccioli. “It's layered with our culture. We need to create a new balance between tribal cultures and our own.” That need is raw necessity. Valentino Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection. A pianist was playing compositions by John Cage and Philip Glass, as a stream of girls dressed as dancers going to and from rehearsals and performances walked past her on the runway.

Valentino Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection

The Valentino show today was about ballet, or more specifically, the modern dance movement and its “happenings,” but for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, it was also a deeper commentary on slowing down and living in the moment. “We always think fashion is cultural, not just about delivering clothes,” said Chiuri. Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Print this text in PDF here The Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode was founded in 1973.

Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode

Presided over by Ralph Toledano (President of PUIG Fashion Division), elected by the representatives of the houses which constitute its membership, the Fédération is the executive body for each of the specific Chambres Syndicales and is directed by Pascal Morand, Executive President who implements the policy decided by the Executive Committee. Create A Fashion Brand. Which market will you choose? Regardless of where you sell your products, you’ll need to decide on a market level for your brand.

Create A Fashion Brand. Which market will you choose?

This will influence the materials you choose, price of the product and the choice you make in your range selection. Primark, Wallmart. Any company that places itself in the Value Market will rely on huge sales volumes to create profit. Clothing is cheap, usually in the rage of US $5 – $30, and therefore the fabric and trims have to be low quality and cheap also.. In recent years the value market has moved from providing cheap basics, like plain T-shirts and vests, to a more fashionable garment for cheap cost and expanding into their own strongly marketed brands. H&M, New Look. Every Gorgeous Detail You Need to See From Valentino???s Spring 2016 Collection. When it comes to Valentino, we can always count on a showing of gorgeous gowns but, with this spring 2016 season, it was the accessories that stole the show. Having just concluded in Paris, the collection boasted nearly 100 looks from designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, crafted from leather, lace, and vibrant fringe accents.

African in theme, the artisanship of each and every detail is not to be missed. Jewelry designed by Alessandro Gaggio was evocative of traditional tribal necklaces, while each bag carried was hand painted, making every style truly one of a kind. See all the can't miss details below! Craftsmanship – Valentino Bags.

Creative direction - Valentino. Creative direction was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Valentino ‘I have always loved cinema and during my adolescence I dreamed of becoming a movie director. When I discovered fashion and its narrative power, I decided to become a designer. It was for me a natural evolution of a dream’. Valentino biography, quotes & facts. Known simply by his first name, Valentino Garavani is one of Italy's finest exports. Inside CHANEL - Timeline. Fashion Show Review, Ready-to-Wear - Spring 2016.

Valentino Fall 2016 Couture Atmosphere and Candid Photos. Valentino Fall 2016 Couture Atmosphere and Candid Photos. Valentino. Valentino Collection Haute Couture Women. 10 Exciting Moments From Chanel’s Spring 2016 Couture Show. Karl Lagerfeld presented his Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection for Chanel in the Grand Palais today. Staged in a faux garden, the collection spanned practical daywear, exotic eveningwear, and even a look for men. Find the 10 talking points of the show below. 1. An outdoor scene was built inside the Grand Palais to function as a runway complete with grass and a blue sky. Models emerged from a central wooden house and walked along inlaid wood paths through the grass. 2. 3. 4. Haute Couture: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever. What is the point of haute couture? As the Pre-Fall collections continue to trickle out, and the menswear shows wrap up, couture starts tonight with Atelier Versace in Paris.

Since everything tends to mush into everything else as far as shows are concerned these days, it’s worth remembering that this round of collections is the only branch of fashion—other than fast fashion, ironically—that deals with making clothes for the season it’s showing in. So this week, we’ll be looking at collections whereby a woman, a very well-off woman, may survey her choices in January, place her orders, have a couple of fittings, and then have her handmade wardrobe delivered in time for weddings and other summer social engagements.

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress include names whose relationships with couture houses have long been cemented. So hitting the right note, reading the mood, must be on the minds of all the couturiers as they prepare their collections. Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016-17 Show. Capital - Secrets of couture: The world’s most exclusive clothing. Houston philanthropist Becca Carson Thrash made her first foray into haute couture clothing more than 15 years ago, after being seduced by a pair of Christian Lacroix pants embroidered with Lesage beading. On a whim, Carson Thrash had attended the designer’s couture show after a personal introduction by a longtime client. There she saw the pants strutting down the runway and immediately made an appointment to visit the showroom for a fitting.