Last year i followed the fashion masterclass organized by Arts of Fashion Foundation and held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Nathalie has asked me to be part of the team again, the pleasure was mine.
This year the themes were:
The modern dancer, is to create a daytime dress like a sculptor, based upon the work of Madame Grès (her technique of draping and fabric carving).
The flying tailor, is to create an everyday life menswear « garment », a combination of both innovation and function, based upon the work of Hussein Chalayan.
Twelve students from different countries (China, Switzerland, USA, France…) spend one month in Paris creating two silhouettes and fashion illustrations, this is some of them.
All infos here
Students, creative people at work
Nika Tang from USA – San Francisco (the Academy of Art) University). Nika is already a freelance designer with her own brand in San francisco, check her website
The rising designers
Lucile Puton (La Cambre), Paris based menswear designer, part of 10 finalists of the Hyères 2010 International Fashion Festival. Currently freelancing for Thierry Mugler w/ Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer.
Jasper Sinchai Chadprajong (Royal college of Arts), London based menswear designer, part of 10 finalists of the Hyères 2010 International Fashion Festival. Collaboration with Brioni, Camper and Swarovski.
Christine Phung (Duperré, IFM), Paris based womenswear designer, design the uniforms of the new world class luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental in Paris, freelancing for Vanessa Bruno, Baby Dior, Veja to name a few and designing her own collections based on experimentations and interactions with the environnement.