The Art of Fashion Foundation program offer the possibility to a group of international selected students to go further in the creative process, with the help of various designers and by exploring new techniques. Each year a four week masterclass is hosted by Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
The theme of this year was Transparency. Led in collaboration with Maison Lesage, it was for the students the opportunity to learn parisian Haute Couture embroideries techniques such as the Luneville.
The masterclass was driven by Zoé Vermeire (fashion designer, five prizes winner at La Cambre 2011) and Caroline Winckel (textile designer for Maison Lesage & Consultant at UNESCO for the African craftsmanship technique).
The main focus was handcrafting, to build an archi-couture, an antidote of uniformity.
Last year student at famous belgian design school, La Cambre, this year teacher for four weeks…
Florina Ivascu, Romania, Cluj Napoca, University of Art & Design
Gio Kim, South Korea, Samsung Art & Design Institute
Elizabeth Barbaro, Australia, Whitehouse Institute of Design
Niki Baker, United States, Apparel Arts, San Francisco
Nika Tang, United States, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Nika Tang’s boyfriend is helping on embroideries
Nika Tang’s coat
Samar Nasraldin, Saudi Arabia, International Fashion Academy, Paris
Caroline Winckler, textile designer, Maison Lesage
Xiaotian Zhang, China, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Alexandra Nam, South Korea, Parsons the new school for design, New York
Zoé Vermeire is explaining her techniques to a selection of international selected students.