FASHION ARTISAN WEEK – WORKSHOP WITH SYLVAIN LE GUEN
Create your own Origami fan!
Participants of this workshop will be guided through the process of making a spectacular folding fan made up with origami paper squares folded and applied on a natural bamboo set of sticks. Contrary to the traditional folding fan which is made of a pleated leaf applied on sticks, the fan to be completed in this workshop owes its structure and its mechanics to the addition of tiny origami elements opening up to form two rows of 3D and graphic paper flowers. Surprise and couture effect guaranteed. A good sense of observation, precision and attention to detail will be required to complete this workshop.
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.