Communauté d'agglomération de Castres-Mazamet
Bold creators and artists are the heart of the community, they try, test and make experiences with new materials and new techniques. The second main point is about the know-how and its transmission and continuity.
All the people are invested in the region and try to keep the crafts as important as it is. The heritage is from the fellmongering to the pharmaceutical industry, innovation and excellence are the link between these businesses. Today, the urban community of Castres-Mazamet escorts craftsmen and new artists for their development and growth to the local, national and international expansion.
Communauté d’Agglomération de Castres-Mazamet is a partner of Made in Town / Montagne Noire.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
More than a shop, Battistoni has always been a sort of high class café literaire, a meeting place of aristocratics, financiers, Italian and International celebrities: from the dukes of Windsor to Marlon Brando, from Moravia Warhol, Balthus to Cocteau. All of them aspired to boasting ownership of a Battistoni suit or shirt.
From the model to the storyboard. Made in Town prolongs its reflection around cinematic creation, initiated by the exhibition Boîte à miracles, and welcomes Philippe Terrier-Hermann for the launch of La Trilogie française [The French Trilogy], a public commission of the National Center for Visual Arts and the Minister of Culture and Communication.
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.