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La Vallée Village and “Les Métiers D’art” Discovering A Tradition Of Savoir-Faire And Innovation

October 21, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

La Vallée Village’s mission, beyond offering its guests a memorably superior and enjoyable shopping experience, is to use its art gallery to give a voice to personalities that open the public’s eyes to new ways of seeing fashion and the world it inhabits.

Art exhibition at Espace La Vallée® Village 2La Vallée Village, therefore, is proud to support three young artists – Janaïna Milheiro, Christine Phung and Clothilde Toussaint – from the worlds of fashion and haute couture who bring together traditional savoir-faire and innovation. In celebration of this initiative with Janaïna Milheiro, Christine Phung and Clothilde Toussaint, Espace La Vallée® Village, the Village’s art gallery will host an art exhibition until 12 January 2014 on the themeArt exhibition at Espace La Vallée® Village ‘a vision of modernity’.


Janaïna Milheiro creates high-end weaving and embroidery for fashion and home interiors. Her collections include unique feathered silks and laces, some pieces being one-off creations. As an artisan and textile designer, Janaïna Milheiro approaches her work with a diverse set of skills in embroidery, weaving, lace, printing, braiding, drawing and featherwork, all brought together with unexpected materials. Her ‘feather fabrics’ illustrate a marriage between thread, textiles and feathers. These surprising and delicate creations bring to life a unique graphic vision of feathers. The virtuosity of her artisanal silk weaving is enhanced by feathers applied to the weft by hand.

Art exhibition at Espace La Vallée® Village 4Christine PHUNG 

Christine’s aesthetic is one of paradoxes. Her brightly coloured, pop-inspired prints mix artisanal techniques, such as pleating and patchwork, with Art exhibition at Espace La Vallée® Village 3contemporary graphic design. Her creations make use of rare techniques and fine materials such as silk and cashmere while remaining accessible to a wide audience. Winner of the ANDAM 2013 prize in the “First Collections” category, Christine creates a wardrobe for modern women with effortless style and iconic pieces. The elegance of her work is based on multi-layered construction and architectural draping. Christine Phung was raised in France by a Cambodian father and a French mother. This upbringing in two cultures instilled in her an appreciation for prints and textiles.


Clotilde is a milliner; she designs and creates hats, fascinators and hair accessories. Her creations are born of an intimate dialogue with materials to form a direct relationship between shape and texture. Passionate about producing work to an exceptional level of quality, savoir-faire and heritage, her pieces are inspired by an intimate relationship with the materials.

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