How do craft traditions inform contemporary decorative techniques? This fascinating exhibition showcases the crafts heritage evident in the creation of contemporary luxury objects, from watches and jewellery to leather goods, fine tailoring, kimonos and much more. Observe master artisans from 15 luxury maisons working live in studio spaces, demonstrating the steps necessary to create unique pieces, and understand how specific traditions, handed down from generation to generation, inform how these masters work today. Around the artisans, beautifully crafted wall panels and specially made floor tiles reflect the heritage of each craft and its tools, while iconic objects illustrate the origins of each maison’s decorative style, as well as Japan’s influence on European artisans.
Judith Clark is a curator and fashion exhibition maker and currently Professor of Fashion and Museology at University of the Arts London, where she co-directs the Centre for Fashion Curation. Clark opened the first experimental gallery of fashion in London. Since then she has curated 40 fashion exhibitions. Commissioning museums include the V&A in London, ModeMuseum in Antwerp and Palazzo Pitti in Florence. In 2015 she curated and designed the inaugural exhibition at La Galerie Louis Vuitton in Asnières, while in 2018 she created the Fashion Inside and Out exhibition for the inaugural Homo Faber. Clark lectures internationally on issues of dress display.Read moreShow less