Emilie Luc-Duc, Fashion Designer for Rodier and Repetto, at the Maison d’Exceptions show

(English subtitles available)

“I am always moved by artisanship in general. Knitting, but also lace, embroidery, trimmings, everything that is handmade. To discover a small piece of ribbon can bring me joy. To be able to continue working with our hands, this is not something that we see much of today. It is important not only for personal construction but also for the development. When one is a designer, there is a desire for experimentation and the ability to go further in research. It is also an opportunity to be able to work with local artisans and craftspeople, which brings with it a lot in terms of richness, creativity and detail.

Knitwear is a technical discipline requiring a lot of knowledge related to yarns and the structure of clothing. To be able to push the limits of knitting, you need a great level of technique. Savoir-faire is important because it allows us to go further in our creativity and work with specialists.”