|Essec Luxury Brand Management |
( Savoir Faire Visit-3)
Among these houses: the Lesage embroidery house, the Lesage Embroidery School, Lesage
Interiors, l’atelier Montex and Studio MTX, the decoration department, Massaro, the bootmaker, Lemarié, the feather and flower expert, Maison Michel, the milliner, Lognon, the pleating expert, the Paloma couture (non- tailored) workshops and Goossens, the goldsmiths, Eres, the specialist in creative lingerie and swimwear, we had the pleasure to visit Maison Lesage.
We spent an interesting morning learning about fashion history and the metier d’art intertwined in it. And as we discovered the awe-inspiring archives of Maison Lesage we could see their witness of the times. It was an absolute privilege to discover their archives, with its most ancient sample dating back to 1858, and therefore walking us through fashion history, with each epoch representing a specific style.
Another privilege we had was to visit the embroidery and tweed workshops, allowing us to see the 70 employees in action. To witness this meticulous work live was for us the opportunity to experience the designer's dream come true, 55 of the 77 employees are creatives by nature. They represent the nicknamed “hands and eyes”, because they bring the designer's vision to life.