Atelier du Mouscaillou
A Green Escape
Eric Alexandre at work
Eric and Marina Alexandre welcome visitors looking for an authentic experience at the crossroads between craft and tourism.
For a weekend, the hosts can inhale the air of the mountain mixed with the smell of leather. Nearby their guestrooms, holiday-makers can discover the tools, the gestures and the know-how to witness how the couple’s creations are locally made. Eric and Marina are also offering week-long workshops and trainings to manipulate leather.
Made in Metz. A graduate from the Institut de Commerce de Nancy (ICN Business School), where he attended a cross-disciplinary management program dedicated to the luxury industry, he initiated a study as part of his master’s thesis on the role of craftsmanship in this specific sector and its ability to contribute to the emergence of new production systems. It is when working at the Institut National des Métiers d’Art that he discovered the true wealth of the French heritage. He now wishes to educate the public about local know-how from all over the world and their cultural roots, through a selection of diverse projects in the fields of fashion, design and art.
Micol Fontana, one of the three sisters who founded the Sorelle Fontana couture house in Rome in 1943, passed away on 12th June 2015 at the age of 101. In a foreword to the Roman edition of the Women's Tailor-made Guidebook published in 2011, Micol Fontana kindly shared her point of view on the evolution of the fashion system through the story of her own commitments.
On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week, Made in Town welcomes Anahide Saint André for the presentation of a limited edition of dresses showcasing the combination of gestures and know-how of Confection de Sully and Plissés de France.
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.