For the second year in a row, the 4 couleurs association has promoted French artisans at the Paris Bridal Fair. Last year we chose to highlight the lingerie designer Elise Anderegg, the stylist Claire Chataignier, the hat maker Blanche Abel and the silk makers from Lyon. This year it was the artisans alchemists of the material who were in the spotlight...
The final silhouette of the catwalk, the wedding dress is the perfect example of different craftsmanship both in the choice of materials and in the technique used to make the dress. Lace, tulle, Calais or Caudry embroidery are inlaid in the dresses or on the bride's head... Once the pattern has been decided, they are fashioned in organza, silk, muslin or satin... In its shape, the structure of the bustier can be found, which imposes particular sewing techniques such as the use of clamps and sometimes also of whalebones. It is to be distinguished from the corset, which aims more at maintaining the waist.
In order to better understand the work and the different techniques of pattern making and interlining, the ESMOD students made a few models of dresses for the event in the fabric only, a form of prototype. They were awarded a special prize and a cheque from the MARIEE group to encourage them and help them finance their passion.
A beautiful meeting with the creator OZ NOON, world champion of origami, who made a sublime decoration.
What would the bride and the bridal party be without the accessories that adorn her? In the dedicated space, the association quatre couleurs exhibited the work of the craftsmen who make their 100% models in France: LUC KIEFFER for the jewellery, MAISON VAINCOURT for the belts, BARBERA candles, VEILLEUSES FRANCAISES since 1831 transcended by the creations of CLARALUCIA SACRAMENTO, MARC ROZIER silks since 1890, AGNELLE gloves since 1931 which had outsourced part of its production by maintaining workshops in France but which fights like the other craftsmen to maintain a French manufacture.
It is by exhibiting traditional, historic French houses alongside the young creations of the ESMOD school founded in 1841 that the transversality of know-how is united with the trans-generational link.
A big thank you to the whole MARIEE team, a big congratulations to the artisans for the accessories and to the students for the dresses!