An antidote to Standardization
In parallel of the Première Vision trade show and its space Maison d'Exceptions dedicated to textile producers and suppliers, a rendez-vous featuring traditional or innovative exceptional productions, the maisondexceptions.com magazine is a unique online platform which extends the trade show experience and offers a true antidote to standardization.
Fashion and textiles, heritage, innovation, education, so many keys to address the richness and diversity of textiles know-how from France and worldwide. The magazine offers a journey through the ages and continents, uncovering ancient, popular and contemporary techniques, for a full and informed exploration of textile design.
Made in Town is in charge for all the editorial guidelines of the magazine, publishing each week new exclusive content, punctuating it with articles, pictures and videos. The various publications take interest in activities of craftsmen, textile suppliers, fashion houses, designers, museums and artists, all committed to the excellence and diversity of textile craft.
Made in Montréal. Magali An Berthon wears two hats: textile designer and journalist. Graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she works as a freelance textile designer for fashion and decoration collections, with a preference for patterns and ethnic textiles. In parallel, she works as an editor and she is specialized in textile know-how all around the world.
Born in 1986, Marta Bakowski is a French designer of Polish origin. A graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, she founded in 2013 her own design studio in Paris. She is one of the six designers who participated in the Design for Peace residency project in Burkina Faso.
For the launch of Élégance de la Révolte – a timeless line of coats and waistcoats made upon request – Made in Town is turning into a cutting workshop for a few weeks. The workshop puts manufacturing at the forefront, as it unveils the tailor’s gestures, sharpens tools and highlights the know-how handling these tools to transform materials with brilliant craftsmanship.
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.