When Japan is Made in Troyes
WHEN JAPAN IS MADE IN TROYES
February 25 - March 29, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Made in Town
58 rue du Vertbois
Made in Town is home to the first collection of Moy, a line of t-shirts drawing on the skills of Chanteclair. Designed by Yasco Otomo – a Japanese fashion designer now living in Paris for more than a decade – the collection revisits the French tradition of knitwear.
The Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection consists of eight models with loose cuts, available in a variety of cotton jerseys and colors, ranging from navy blue to verdigris. The details that characterize this first collection are the use of Japanese jersey cotton – finely knit with a touch of lurex and the edges of the neck and interior details cut from a selection of fabrics from masculine striped shirts to those printed by the English house, Liberty.
During the exhibition, the public is invited to discover this Japanese view of the French textile heritage including: the classic navy Breton and the knitting industry of Champagne-Ardenne, with the exclusive possibility to order selected models.
Herin Hong chose to associate Japanese techniques to her taste for simplicity in the creation of Mollum Vellum, her own atelier based in London where she handcrafts leather goods.
The tradition of Parisian haute couture relies on the expertise and impeccable work of nimble hands. Their dexterity is acquired over time by the endless repetition of the same gestures. With experience, each new hand-sewn point becomes identical to the previous one – this is the measure of quality and exception.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.