Exhibition opening - Weaving the future, Dressing the body

From 01.17.2024 to 04.21.2024

From January 17 to April 21, 2024, Tisser l'avenir, Habiller le corps (Weaving the Future, Dressing the Body ) reflects on exceptional textile know-how and its contribution to sustainable fashion. 

In recent decades, the art of creating garments has transcended mere utilitarian function to become a mode of artistic expression in its own right. The diversity of materials and techniques available to creators opens up infinite design possibilities. Artists, craftsmen, designers and brands bring to life unique pieces that take a stand against the textile industry and its impact on the environment. 

Through Tisser l'Avenir, Habiller le corps, exhibition curator Pascal Gautrand, fashion design expert and founder of Made In Town and Collectif Tricolor, invites us to explore the wealth of materials, actors and trades involved in contemporary sustainable textile creation. The exhibition offers an essential gateway to understanding this world behind the scenes, and focuses on three themes: sobriety, reuse and a return to naturalness. 

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 "Prepare to be dazzled by the beauty, creativity and ingenuity of these interwoven threads weaving taut links to the future."

- Pascal Gautrand, exhibition curator

A veritable ode to exceptional savoir-faire, we discover the work of Valérie Mréjen, theater costume designer and visual artist Geneviève Sevin-Doerin, whose creations have rarely been exhibited in France, Marie-Ange Guilleminot's Chapeau-vie , in its versions from 1994 to 2015, Stéphanie Coudert's asymmetrical dresses and Jeanne Vicérial's knitting loom . These creations demonstrate how several generations of women are expressing their sensibility and returning to a minimum of sobriety. 

The notion of reuse is embodied by pieces from Aalto/Recoded, the pioneering upcycling brand Andrea Crews, as well as creations in rewoven denim by Fondation Bettencourt Schueller prize-winner Aurélia Leblanc and artist-broder Anaïs Beaulieu. Finally, with the support of brands Marelha and Maison Izard, designer Aurore Thibout and the Depestele Group, the focus is on a return to the essence of textile creation, harmony with nature and sustainability. 

Samples, garments and other creations made from natural materials will punctuate this final section, testifying to the emerging links between ancestral and ingenious practices. 

Knitting by Jeanne Vicérial Festival Sacre ArtAvecAmour
© Daniel Nicolaevsky Maria

Aurore Thibout Furinkai SatchieNoro photo by Sebastien Codoleani

Practical information

Opening hours 

Exhibition from January 17 to April 21, 2024

Wednesday to Sunday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Free admission

Guided tours

A privileged and exclusive moment, our guided tours invite you to discover the JAD exhibitions. Our mediator guides you throughout the visit to decipher the works and introduce you to the creators and their know-how. This time is preceded by a convivial coffee, a unique opportunity to enjoy this architectural complex and its view of the Saint-Cloud greenhouses. 

Saturday, February 03, 2024
11:00 am

Saturday, March 02, 2024
11:00 am

Mediation points will be offered free of charge as part of JEMA on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 April 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Conferences and round tables 

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Rencontres du JAD will feature discussions with key players in the sustainable textile industry.

Wednesdays, January 24, February 21 and March 20 - 7:00 pm 

Workshops and courses 

Throughout the exhibition, workshops and hands-on courses in upcycling, embroidery and textile sculpture are on offer, offering a unique opportunity to experiment with making. 


JAD, Jardin des métiers d'Art et du Design

6 Grande Rue, 92310 Sèvres

Metro: Line 9, "Pont de Sèvres" stop, exit 2

Streetcar: T2, "Musée de Sèvres" stop

Bus: 169, 171, 179, 426, "Pont de Sèvres" stop

Parking: Tramway station and Parc de Saint-Cloud entrance parking lots

The site is accessible for people with reduced mobility. For specific requests, please contact us at: contact@le-jad.fr


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