Arts of Fashion foundation 2011 #2

It’s a precious time where students can work on exciting projects and met rising designers (Jasper Sinchai Chadprajong, Lucille Puton and Christine Phung) but also the french illustrator Aurore de la Morinerie.

It’s always interesting and an honor to follow the process of making. From the idea to the garment – to the garment to the exhibition, here is a new set of photos of the silhouettes (in processing) and the students at work.

Please consider the beautiful pleats made by Atelier Gerard Lognon who works for Haute Couture.


Justin working hard on the pleats…


Pleats that never stops, like water… The « water » dress by Feng Chen


Christine Phung and a student


Jasper Sinchai Chadprajong and Lucile Puton explaining to Alexandra

Arts of Fashion Foundation 2011 #1


Project by EunJin Song South Korea – Hong-Ik University

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


Justin Jamison and Kaycee Houchin from USA – San Francisco (the Art Institute of California)


Stefanie Ayoub from Toronto (Ryerson University)


Joyce Liang from USA – San Francisco (Apparel Arts)


Feng Chen Wang from China (Beijing Institute of Technology)


Justin Jamison


Danielle Lejah from USA (University of Wisconsin – Madison)


Leah Mendelson from USA – San Francisco (the Academy of Art University)


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.

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