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© Olivier Saillant

THE ELBPHILHARMONIE

The Elbphilharmonie concert hall standing on the bank of the river Elbe in the old port area of Hamburg, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the city’s new cultural landmark. It was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and symbolizes the past, the present, and the future. Built atop the original brick walls of a former cocoa warehouse, the glass structure has a roof in the shape of waves, rising to a height of 110 meters. This scale of the edifice echoes that of the ocean-going vessels berthed opposite in the port. Its strange silhouette stands out in this very horizontal city. The glass facade, made up partly of curved window panels, makes it look like a giant crystal set over the old buildings. This new building is the showcase venue for the Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 Métiers d’art show.

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THE ART OF PLEATING BY
THE MAISON LOGNON

The Maison Lognon allies traditional craft skills and digital technology in its cutting-edge techniques. Its deft-fingered experts create elaborate interplays of volume in flat expanses of fabric in a highly demanding process that requires painstaking accuracy and detailed knowledge of the characteristics of each material. Perfect pleating takes unspoken coordination and perfect fingertip synchronisation from two pleaters working together.

Over the decades, Lognon has worked with a wide range of fabrics, from silk, crepe, tulle, and chiffon to organza, velvet and leather. It has developed its own specialist jargon: reclining, flat, hollow, round, accordion, Watteau, sunburst, and Fortuny are all types of pleating mastered by Lognon, shedding light on the history of technical innovations in fashion. The company's history is still being written, as Lognon works closely with the CHANEL Studio, since it joined CHANEL's Métiers d’art in 2013.

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IDEAS AND EXPERTISE:
HATTER AND MILLINER
MAISON MICHEL

Founded in 1936, Maison Michel found a natural home in Paris’ fine craft tradition. Each season sees the launch of new designs by Priscilla Royer, who took over as artistic director in 2015.

Maison Michel complements and counterpoints Karl Lagerfeld’s collections with its hats, which regularly accessorize CHANEL looks. Boaters, half-veils, caps, and knit caps all offer a new twist on a wide range of classic headwear, in multiple variations interpreting the codes of the House. Above and beyond their sheer artistry, the Métiers d’art collections offer highly skilled creations that reflect an urge for constant innovation drawing on a long-standing, diverse craft tradition.

More information on michel-paris.fr

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THE HERITAGE OF
THE EMBROIDERY ATELIER
MAISON LESAGE

The deft-fingered embroiderers of Maison Lesage are the guardians of an enduring, unique craft that has been passed down through the generations for almost 160 years, illuminating the Haute Couture collection and other designs made in Paris. Rhinestone, ribbons, beads and cabochons create exceptional patterns, trompe l’oeils, reflections, textures, illuminations, and hues that enhance the fabric and cut of garments from CHANEL’s own ateliers.

Signature of CHANEL’ style, the Lesage tweeds, showcased in every collection, are also produced by the Lesage studio weavers. Refined weaving of threads and ribbons made in a wide range of materials, it reinvent the fabric in line with Gabrielle Chanel’s heritage, reflecting Karl Lagerfeld’s creative inspirations.

CHANEL is the only House to have dedicated an entirely separate collection to the Métiers d'art in order to pay homage to the virtuoso skills of the Maisons d’art, a vital part of their creative story.

More information on lesage-paris.com

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