AS PART OF LES JOURNÉES PARTICULIÈRES, JOURNALIST AND PODCAST HOST JULIEN CERNOBORI MET OUR MAISONS’ ARTISANS IN THE PLACES WHERE THEY WORK AND CREATE. THESE PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS EMBODY THE GROUP AND ITS VALUES. SELECTED EXCERPTS.
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“Making a bespoke pair of shoes is like a voyage, a long expedition – with twists and turns, encounters… It’s anything but lonely.”
“We’re creators of eyewear – we take the concept and bring it to tangible fruition.” DANIEL TOMASIN Prototype Laboratory Manager at Thélios Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Dolomites, Thélios Prototype Laboratory Manager Daniel Tomasin, tells us how lucky he is, lucky to have started from scratch. As a child, he wasn’t very fond of school; as an adult, he describes his life as a quest for creation and novelty.
“I give the fabric a soul.”
ISABELLE ANDRÉ Dressmaker
On the fifth floor of the Christian Dior Couture workshop, amid rolls of fabric and dressmakers’ mannequins, Isabelle André brings Christian Dior dresses to life. She has cultivated her expertise from a very young age and takes almost childish delight in narrating her own fairy-tale career.
JEAN-MICHEL CASALONGA Master shoemaker
From Berluti’s workshop just off the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Jean-Michel Casalonga waxes lyrical about the key stages involved in crafting a pair of bespoke shoes, about the unusual people he’s met… He describes his profession as a revelation.
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