THE PARIS OF TALENTS 2016

HAPPENINGText: Stephanie Bui

Home to some of the world’s most iconic designers and famously known for its sophisticated style, Paris is also becoming a thriving hub of emerging fashion and design. Running until the end of this year, “Le Paris des Talents” retrospective exhibition regroups emerging or now confirmed Paris-based talents celebrating the art of Made in Paris in the fashion and design world with a tribute to the excellence of France’s renewal of artisan heritage.

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“Le Paris des Talents” Exhibition © Florent Mulot

Fashion, design, craftsmanship and innovation are the values that stand at the heart of the exhibition by Les Ateliers de Paris, a business incubator and a gallery founded by the ‎Municipal authority of Paris, ten years ago. Each year, the most talented of the up-and-coming designers are awarded with prizes as well.

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“Le Paris des Talents” Exhibition © Florent Mulot

The unprecedented event gives us a chance to appreciate the various works by the incubator’s residents, some of which have been awarded the Grand Prize of Creation from the city of Paris, over the last ten years.

The Hôtel de Ville’s prestigious Reception Rooms, in the Mayor of Paris office, are greeting today’s emerging Parisian talents and some who have now become key creative players on the current design scene. Here are some pics from the works presented with the partnership of the Archives of Paris that lends some of its ancient works from the 19th and 20th century.

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© Aurore Thibout / Tamiya Raden

One astounding handmade piece, a coat made of wood, silk and linen, magnificently exudes the fruitful alchemy between innovative design, mastery of exceptional craft, cultural exploration allied to ecological and poetic dimensions. Aurore Thibout designed the piece with artisans from Kyoto during her residence at Villa Kujoyama in 2015. The coat was created for the ceremony of the disciplined Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana. The unique weaving of woven wooden slats was made possible by Tamiya Raden.

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