Exhibition - 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. 

 "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. 

The complete exhibition catalog:

Video review of the exhibition opening - Produced by CD92


Week-end de clôture de l’exposition le samedi 20 et dimanche 21 avril 2024

Samedi 20 avril 11H – Visite commentée

Our exclusive guided tours invite you to discover the JAD exhibitions.

Our mediator guides you 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 ensemble and its view over the greenhouses of the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud. 

Dimanche 21 avril 15H – Atelier Jeune Public « Empreintes végétales »

 Atelier créatif jeune public (6 – 12 ans) autour de la création de motifs sur tissus à partir de fleurs et plantes. 

Dimanche 21 avril 15H – Rencontre avec Aurore Thibout

Créatrice de vêtements et artiste textile, Aurore Thibout navigue entre ses collections artisanales et la conception de costumes pour les arts vivants et travaille sur la préservation et l’évolution des gestes des techniques ancestrales.

Dimanche 21 avril 16H30 – Performance et danse avec Satchie Noro

Phaenomena est une exploration entre mouvement et matières textiles, un travail collaboratif entre la plasticienne textile Aurore Thibout et la chorégraphe Satchie Noro. Phaenomena célébre une danse jubilatoire, dans une intrication de tissus versatiles et persistants, dans tous leurs états. Un duo interprété par les artistes Natacha Kierbel et Yumi Rigout.

Practical information

Opening hours 

Exhibition from January 17 to April 21, 2024

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

Free admission


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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