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IACDE Nordic Chapter went to Paris … On Nov 8th-9th, 2019 37 members joined an extraordinary excursion to the YSL museum, to a leather and a tailoring workshop in THE hub fashion city!

IACDE Nordic Chapter Goes to Paris

On the 8th and 9th of November we had our IACDE Nordic Chapter fall event in Paris. 37 members joined us for this event, which included guided tour of YSL museum, leather workshop, creative draping and a tailoring workshop about shoulders and sleeves on men’s and women’s blazers.

On Friday morning our members gathered for breakfast and had round table discussions about the future of IACDE Nordic Chapter. A lot of great workshop/event themes were shared together with content suggestions for the iacde.net homepage.

After breakfast the YSL museum opened its’ doors for a private guided tour for our members only. Seeing the in-depth details of an iconic fashion house and how it has been run gave an impressive inspiration to our members.

Following the lunch break we continued the day visiting the leather Atelier Rubau, owned by Laurent Sanchez, former leather garments chef d’Atelier at Paco Rabanne and Hermes. We had an introduction about different exclusive leather types, leather machines and exclusive design details he used for Louis Vuitton, Celine and Hermes. Our members were also given the opportunity to create a leather cardholder from scratch. Laurent and his team guided us through all the steps from cutting and stitching through gluing and painting and finally finalize the product. We all acknowledged how detailed and delicate it is to work with leather garments.

Friday dinner was held at a French brassiere, where our members shared their impressions of the day, which lead into new ideas for future events over a three-course dinner.

On Saturday morning we met up at the Institut Français de la Mode, located on the banks of Seine. The school opened its’ doors to provide us two rooms for our workshops.

Satsuki Suga, director of Atelier Aganovich and creative draper showed us her techniques. She shared her out of the box thinking about draping with almost no rules, except for the creation of the perfect armhole and sleeve head relation where templates were used. Following her steps our members were requested to re-create the jacket she draped for us. It was a great learning experience for us.

Catarina Knoch Mulot, master tailor with her own Paris Atelier guided us through the hand stitching, pressing and ironing of sleeve and shoulders on men’s and women’s blazers. Her workshop was all about tailoring rules and heritage details. While hand stitching the blazers she showed us her custom made templates and how and where to use them. She also shared her career story and stories about famous clients.

Following the positive feedback about our Paris event, the planning for a London event in fall 2021 has already started.

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