Maison méditerranéenne des métiers de la mode
In 1988, Maryline Bellieud-Vigouroux created the Institut Mode Méditerranée, which will be renamed Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM) in 2010. It brings to light and supports young fashion designers based in the Mediterranean area and helps them to become entrepreneurs.
The MMMM hands two prices over to designers. The first one is the M Major, an annual contest for Mediterranean region. The second one is the Mediterranean Fashion Prize for designers from 19 mediterranean countries, the dozen of winners will get help from experts and an online training.
This organism also have a partnership with the Fashion and Textile Works Master degree in Aix-Marseille University, with marketing and purchasing courses. The implication of the MMMM makes Marseille the second city of fashion, after Paris, in France.
Pascal Gautrand participated, as a fashion and textile consultant and expert, in workshops for designers.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
Cécile Gasc reconnected with her passion for clay when she attended a cross-disciplinary program – combining painting, sculpture and graphic arts – at l’Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts de Castres. She continued her training at the Institut des Métiers de l’Art et de l’Artisanat d’Art in Revel and perfected her technique during several internships.
Made in Town welcomes De Bonne Facture for the presentation of a series of models which cast light on the know-how of the French artisans and producers who created them.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.