FASHION ARTISAN WEEK – COFFEE AND TALK WITH FRENCH ARTISANS
UPDATE: We are glad everyone had a blast during Fashion Artisan Week. We are sorry to inform that the talk and trunk shows happening on Sunday 3 December are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. We’ll be back with more fashion events soon!
What is French Savoir-faire today? Come for the talk with Nelly Saunier, feather artist, Sylvain Le Guen, fan maker and Gaëlle Dupré, founder of HEART and crafts and discover their work and the challenges they face throughout the years of being French Artisans.
Sunday 3 December , 11am-12pm
Free admission for the public
Bio of Sylvain Le Guen:
Sylvain Le Guen discovered his first fan at the age of 10. In 2002, he settled in the Drôme and started a workshop for the creation and restoration of fans. In 2006, he created 29 fans for Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette and exhibited at the Fan Museum of London in 2011. Returning to Paris at the end of 2012, Sylvain opened Maison Sylvain Le Guen in the 11th arrondisement. He was the laureate of the Grand Prize of the Creation of the City of Paris in 2013 and was named the Master of Art by the Ministry of Culture and Communications in 2015. Sylvain Le Guen is fascinated by the geometry of lines and the art of origami. He renews the tradition by using innovative materials such as titanium while producing original folds. He intervenes in all stages of the creation process: From the making of the frame to the manufacturing of the sheets. Through his creations, the fan maker strives to safeguard the French know-how.
Bio of Nelly Saunier:
A master of art and a recipient of the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Nelly Saunier practices this ancient profession which she invents and liberates its traditional conventions to the world of fashion. While many fashion designers are drawn by her talent, she however, associates her limitless creativity to the works of watchmakers, jewellers and silversmiths. Her personal creations play with nature and illusion along with the texture and the ornamental dimension of feathers.
Please note that la médiathèque, le café and la galerie will be closed due to renovation starting from 17 December until 1 January. Translation service is closed from 18 December included. Alliance Française is closed from 21 December to 1 January. La médiathèque, le café and la galerie will be open on 2 January 2018!