Saturday, November 07, 2009
Learn haute couture at the Mecca!
If you wanted to work in the high-tech industries you would probably go to Silicon Valley in California, but if you wanted to work in the fashion industries you would probably come to Paris... And you would probably pay a visit to the Institut Français de la Mode - a school dedicated to fashion (and creative industries) like I did today (Friday). Not that I actually want to work in the fashion business, but because I've always been curious to see from the inside the place where "haute couture" (and how to sell it!) is taught. The other interesting part is that the IFM is hosted in the Docks en Seine building, a brand new dary building by Dominique Jakob et Brendan McFarlane facing the Seine in the 13th arrondissement.Pretty cool.