The High school Adrien Testud fashion show took place on 11 and 12 April at the Salle de La Forge in Le Chambon Feugerolles. Here’s a look back at the event!
THE ROLE OF HIGH SCHOOL ADRIEN TESTUD
First of all, let’s set the scene. The Lycée Adrien Testud, which has been awarded the “Lycée des Métiers de la Mode” label, offers vocational training for careers in the clothing, retail and dry-cleaning industries. From the CAP to the BAC pro, the Lycée Adrien Testud welcomes all types of students and adults, in initial or continuing education. It also offers a post-baccalaureate course in lingerie and corsetry, the only one of its kind in France.
A TOP-CLASS SHOW
As every year, the traditional fashion show showcases the students’ creations around a theme. Everything is organised to create a show worthy of the greatest designers. This event is also an opportunity to involve other schools and local professional partners. From soundtrack and lighting to hairstyling, make-up and visual communication, nothing is forgotten!
HIGH SCHOOL ADRIEN TESTUD: THE 2019 FASHION SHOW
To begin with, the theme of this 26th edition was [M]ondes. This invitation to travel was made up of 10 different paintings. We discovered the original use of our ribbons in 2 paintings: Viva Frida and Du ruban au tartan.
Firstly, this painting was a tribute to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This woman embodied Mexican culture by wearing traditional outfits decorated with embroidery and flowers. This project gave the final-year CAP garment students the opportunity to experiment with different embroidery techniques. Textile designer Sabine Feliciano also contributed her expertise to the production of the costumes. Students from the Montravel horticultural school also completed the outfits by making fresh flower wreaths.
Viva Frida theme – Photo credit Club des photographes de Beaulieu
FROM RIBBON TO TARTAN
Then the 2nd painting echoed the local know-how of tight weaving with a typical Scottish fabric: tartan. Tartan is back in fashion with Haute Couture designers. Reworked and twisted, it gives rise to some highly original pieces. These were presented to the final year garment students as a basis for their work. In addition, Jeanne Goutelle accompanied them in their creative process and introduced them to weaving and braiding techniques. Each outfit was made up of a section of tartan fabric and a section of ribbon in the colours and rhythms of tartan. What’s more, the final year students of the Bac Tissage étroit programme at the Jacob Holtzer vocational school created a ribbon model specifically for this project.
From ribbon to tartan – Photo credit Club des photographes de Beaulieu
Finally, during this event, we learned of the departure of Sylvain Pardo, the school’s headmaster. This man, who is committed to the life of his school, has always valued the success of his pupils and the commitment of his teachers. After 4 years of partnership, we wish him all the best for the future!