In the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, emblematic Parisian district of elegance, the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hotel celebrates the glamorous atmosphere of the major fashion houses. Through a program of exhibitions and events, we intend to offer the guests a unique discovery of luxury and French know-how. Every year, during the Haute Couture week, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hosts the French Federation of Custom Couture Creation and celebrates the talent of its members. The 2019 exhibition showcases the sumptuous and fancy Tweeds by Tissage des Chaumes. The designers create High Fashion models inpired by the art of tailoring. This event celebrates tailor-made, crafts, know-how and promote the creation of high-end French fabrics.
Isabelle Beaumenay-Joannet is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne and Studio Berçot. She has been the assistant of Véronique Leroy before creating her brand in Paris in 1995. Isabelle draws her collections in a free spirit, inspired by great masters such as Madeleine Vionnet, Jeanne Lanvin, Yves Saint-Laurent. Her favorite subjects are silks of organza, satin, crepe, gazar, tulle, satin, lace … Her glamorous creations, sexy and full of tricks do not hesitate to denude the bride’s back, play with the very thin straps and overlays, and dance through her silk skirts. www.beaumenayjoannet.fr
With diplomas of architect, then of model maker, a professional experience in the design, a desire since always to work the materials, the fabrics … and finally, a seamstress mother, Sophie Castagnetti naturally came to styling. Sophie Castagnetti started her activity in 1998, initially in an apartment, then opened her boutique in 2004 in Paris. www.larobedemariee.com
After a fashion degree course, 4 diplomas, then 15 years of experience in haute couture with Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Chanel, Guenaëlle Debarnot created Etoffes & Silhouettes in Vitry-sur- Seine with the idea of linking allure and excellence by perpetuating the work of haute couture and tailor-made for wedding dresses, evening, cocktail … with their accessories. Elegance, refinement, balance of proportions between silhouette and model, noble and original materials, lead her creation, constantly enriched by his meetings with customers. www.etoffes-et-silhouettes.com
Following a Diploma of Arts and Crafts Costume Designer who allowed her to work the corsetry and volumes of historical dresses, Aurélie then chooses to complete her trainingby a Master Fashion Designer at the Atelier Chardon Savard. The challenge was to put forward a true creativity while building a consistent collection. A Master in Fashion Marketing will complete her career enriched by many internships and professional experiences especially on the costumes of the Festival of Lyric Art of Aix en Provence or the creative Ioana Craciun. Both strong technical knowledge and an open mind that give it the possibility to be free on the creation; Aurélie is also sensitive to the inspirations of the past as to current lines. The richness of her career allows him to listen to you and realize all your desires.
Mirna El-Hage began her stylist career in 1980 in Beirut and, two years later, decided to deepen her knowledge in Paris where she joined the Paris-Modéliste Institute and the cutting courses at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, completed by internships at LetzMartin and Pierre Balmain. Upon her return to Lebanon, Mirna received a job offer in Dubai. She launched her own brand in 2003 and her workshop now employs 20 workers. She inaugurated her training institute in 2009. www.mirnaelhage.com
Sylvie Kameni came from Cameroon to join the Chambre Syndicale de Paris and Yves Saint-Laurent’s workshop. Master Craftsman stylist model, this great admirer of Valentino and Van Gogh opened her studio and shop in Marseille in 2000, specialized in the design and creation of tailor-made wedding dresses, but also evening dresses and outfits. Her men and children collection is also to be discovered in many cities of the South of France. www.sylviekameni.com
After an internship at Christian Lacroix, and a stint at Torrente high fashion, Pierre Letz graduated from the School of the Paris Chamber of Couture. Daniel Martin, Esmod graduated, then in charge of the wedding collection at Helene Gainville, created with him LetzMartin in Paris in 1989. Together, they collaborated through Maison Lemarié with Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Ralph Rucci, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent and Vera Wang. www.ccouture-paris.com
Claire Sarmadi followed, along with her classical studies, made-to-measure tailoring course and learned fashion design, hand embroidery, art restoration, textile design … Recognized Best Craftsman of France in 2011, Claire Sarmadi regularly presents until December 2014 her creations and accessories collections “Unique pieces, the exceptional models”, inspired by history, tradition, travels , avant-gardes and contemporary art. www.ccouture.paris.com
Ali Thompson followed a made-to-measure tailoring training that leaded her to the creation of costumes for the Berlin Opera House and for the cinema. Graduated of the Berlin Academy of Arts and after several years at the Fashion and Design Academy of Berlin, she has been running since 2008 her couture house “Ali Thompson”. From tailors to wedding dresses and red carpet evening gowns, her style is defined by the refinement of styling associated with the choice of noble materials, such as silk, lace, linen. Embroideries complete the ennoblement of her creations. www.ali-thompson.de
Nico Thibault Francioni
His native Tuscany forged his tastes and classic aesthetics enriched by many cosmopolitan influences. Although a jewellery designer, Nico Thibault Francioni widens his horizons working in London for the most famous London showcases (Harods, Harvey Nichols …). Then in Paris he magnified the merchandising of one of the most prestigious French luxury shops “Louis Vuitton – Champs Elysees”. But the irresistible desire to acquire the values of real know-how, meticulous work done by hand, tailor-made, encouraged him to master the styling and modelling of the Couture. www.lamaledeffeenne.com
Her charming private studio is located on the San Francisco’s highest hills, Telegraph, close to Coit Tower. During three decades her international fashion and art creation has been inspired by her overall cultural influences between her Eastern spiritual heritage, her American upbringing, and the teaching of French couture. They have led her to exhibit in international museums her costumes for ballet or for her private clients around the world. www.colleenquencouture.com
Isaac Joachim Pantaleon
Isaac Joachim Pantaleon was born into a family of fashion designers. He trained in fashion design at CNFDI and Modestha schools. He created his first collection in 2009, Zacometi, a line of elegant and urban chic men’s clothing dedicated to all men concerned about their image. He favors outfits close to the body with a casual and modern appearance. The line Zacometi, diffuses trendy clothes where creativity and elegance rhyme with modern man. Custom-made clothing with a trong identity and signature details as sleeves finished with several buttons and a stylish dorsal slit. Zacometi also offers more Classic versions. www.zacometi.fr
Passionate about fashion since the age of 5, she has never stopped developing her passion. Her shows are real successes. Her creations are made in noble materials: silk, velvet, wool… Her shop Teofildussac expresses elegance, refinement, sensuality and femininity. The dresses are a reflection on French craftsmanship and are inspired by great couturiers such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. Her “baroque classico” style is based on cuts and influences from the 1950s. www.ccouture-paris.com
Nataliya Depoux arrived in Paris in 2004 after a career in Belarus as a specialist and experienced in the field of Fashion. A Workshop supervisor specialized in the manufacture of tailored women’s clothing then teacher to train students wishing to move into the trades of fashion. Nataliya is a designer of wedding dresses, parties and ceremonies in classic, modern and romantic styles. She makes her pieces from quality fabrics such as satin, chiffon and silk organza or lace. Her fine silk lingerie inlaid with lace as her dresses are often accessorized with flowers or embroidery beads.
After 20 years of experience in creation, Myryem Heran welcomes today in her boudoir showroom in Marseille. Her famous clean creations illustrate her know-how high fashion on fresh bustier dresses in pastel colors.
Ceramist in love with materials, the creator of Interracotta, line of interior decoration composed of luminaries, decorative panels etc …, entirely modeled and decorated by hand, the workshop Interracotta was invited to “highlight” the creations Tailored Tweed, by a realization and a staging of graphic appliques specially created for the exhibition.
This invitation is also a challenge for Interracotta: to register in harmony in a Couture scenery while letting styles and materials, as well as fabric and ceramics express themselves. To link this highlight to the context of the exhibition, the Arums focus on evoking tweed by being seduced by the frames, the chains, the patterns, the shimmers, the backs and the places of the fabrics. Combining light effects and games of materials brings to the couture tailor-made a ceramic tailor-made response through a detailed work of engraved and stamped decor unique, totally dedicated to the creations presented.