We were there!
Recently, we were invited to the LISAA College of Applied Arts (Paris) for the fashion section’s end-of-year project presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed discovering the work of the school’s 19 top students and being part of the professional jury assembled by course director Nadia Legendre.
The students exhibited the pieces that were emblematic of their work and presented an illustrated collection plan.
During the presentations, the students shared creatively on inspirational themes that included art, architecture and travel.
Giving real substance to these themes was their remarkable work which they communicated with imagination and observation, using embroidery, tumbles of silk, painted textiles, wooden weaving, and more. These young women – for only female students were selected this year – appropriated their materials, diverting and taming them, and never without a gentle hand.
We were incredibly impressed by the work of these young artists who, with bold creativity, adapted their textural imagination to the body via rather unusual, innovative yet aesthetic forms and ensembles.
Each artist told her tale through a collection put together with true professionalism in under two months.
Drawing inspiration from totem figures, Lola Mathé brings a fresh take on the shape of garments.
Working around the theme of frost, Inuit clothing holds strong identity codes for Adeline Naintré (Nuiq Sut). Her work was one of our favourites for its textile creation and model-making.
Lucie Ledentu is passionate about design, with a particular soft spot for armchairs. This collection creates a world where the use of wood is phantasmagorical and facetious. Her collection is striking (Wooden Confident).
The clown is drawn under a new light through a change of costume by Justine Planté (Clown Connection).
Using a story borrowed from Greek mythology, Sofie Parikka applies the movement of water to fabric in order to come up with de-structured, yet highly delicate shapes (In the Arms of Ocean).
This young Vietnamese student has a real talent for textile creation, mixing embroidery and paint on fabric (Sweet Hell Collection).
The walls painted by the women of an ethnic group in South Africa are the inspiration of Camille Prévost’s collection (Njunis).
Striking Leonardo da Vinci’s perfect architectural balance, striving for essence and the purity of forms is Céline Wach. Another one of our favourites and a collection to be worn right away!
When Dadaists transgress sartorial codes, and with no shortage of femininity and lightness (the Raoul Collection by Coline de Masure).
Sarah Rhouzlane’s collection is inspired by the Black Venus and features leather and silk (Hottentote Collection).
The participating graduates: Lucie Ledentu, Adeline Naintré, Justine Planté, Léa Sciara, Camille Yvert, Lola Mathé, Alice Bizet, Camille Prévost, Camille Rodriguez, Annabelle Ah-Chong, Sofie Parikka, Thu Thuy Le, Dinah Sultan, Coline de Masure, Sarah Rhouzlane, Céline Wach, Caroline Henry, Luciné Akopian, Estelle Herbert.