L’Art et la Matiere with Stuart Ford, Woolmark, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Veronique Nichanian, Hermes Homme at Vogue Paris Fashion Festival

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I attended the conference on L’Art et la Matiere today as a guest of WOOLMARK. It was interesting to hear the diverse activities of WOOLMARK from National Geographic to Dior to surfing gear increasingly pushing the edges on performance. With the collaboration with National Geographic they were testing out wool in an extreme environment.   Simon Porte Jacquemus aka Jacquemus spoke about his love for fabrics and his attraction to Marche Saint Pierre, the fabric district in Monmartre.   Jacquemus and Nichanian had a nice exchange while the filmmaker Olivier Nicklaus animated the discussion between the three participants.

To celebrate the second edition of Vogue Paris Fashion Festival Vogue Paris selected 8 designers to create with Swarovski: Rodarte, Brandon Maxwell, Iris Van Herpen, Schiaparelli, Wanda Nylon, Jeremy Scott, Faustine Steinmetz and Alexandre Vauthier.

The event took place at Palais Potocki and continues through the 25th November.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.