LVMH Métiers d’Art Taps Sabrina Vitali for Residency

METAL HEAD: LVMH Métiers d’Art, the luxury group’s structure for cultivating fine artistry and innovating new craft techniques, has selected French visual artist Sabrina Vitali for the fourth chapter of its artist-in-residency program.
The three previous editions — with artists Thomas Mailaender, Amandine Guruceaga and Marion Verboom — were centered around leather and acetate, while Vitali will draw inspiration from brass and steel.
The artist will get to spend six months at Renato Menegatti in Italy, a longstanding provider of metal hardware components for the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group and its portfolio of brands. As well as collaborating with artisans, she’ll have access to a range of production resources at the firm, which is based in Villaverla in the country’s Veneto region. The creative fruits of her residency will feature in a tome published by RVB Books.
A graduate of the National Fine Arts Academy of Paris, the 32-year-old artist has exhibited at institutions including the Palais de Tokyo and the Labanque art center in Béthune, France, and has worked with materials ranging from sugar to Plexiglas.
“At the heart of the LVMH Métiers d’Art Residency is a gamble: we provoke a meeting between artist and artisan, or, more exactly, invite the artist

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Chanel Métiers d’Art to Expand Presence at Hyères Festival

HYÈRES HYÈRES: The luxury brands have been steadily moving in on the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and for the next edition in April 2019 expect a bigger presence from Chanel Métiers d’Art.
The festival in April featured an exhibition of Maison Lemarié creations produced in collaboration with the house’s artistic director, Christelle Kocher, who also presided over the accessories jury. But for next time, “We’re working on a project that will involve all 12 of the Chanel Métiers d’Art houses,” said festival founder Jean-Pierre Blanc, who recently opened the call for entries for 2019. Candidates have until Dec. 21 to apply. Blanc, who at the event’s last edition bemoaned the dearth of anglophone candidates, said Fabio Piras, MA fashion program course director at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, will attend the next festival.
In terms of signatures versus France’s other high-profile fashion prizes like the LVMH Prize and ANDAM, Hyères has always been about spotlighting young talents straight out of school, he said. Past Hyères festival winners include Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello. Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, who since scooping the main fashion prize

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