The one-month specialized joint program in Luxury Design Management launched by Parsons Paris and Polimoda addresses the essence, the heritage and the organization of high-end industries.
The first half of the program is held in Paris. It focuses on the strategic development of French and Italian leading luxury sectors and provides an interdisciplinary understanding of their processes and specificities at the crossroads of design innovation, business and culture.
Parsons Paris organized a field trip at Maison Lognon, one of the historical houses of Chanel Métiers d’Art. The plisseur, or pleater, has contributed to the excellence of French haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear since 1945. Students could understand the techniques used by one of the last plisseurs in Paris and in the world. They met the artisans who produce pleated samples with steam and cardboard moulds. The majority of Lognon’s three thousand cardboard moulds were drawn and folded by hand. Technology begun to be incorporated into the process recently.