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Selvedge - Issue 119 : Savoire Faire



Issue 119: Savoire Faire


This summer, Paris will be the center of attention as it prepares to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. At Selvedge, we're captivated by the French concept of savoir-faire, especially in the world of textiles. In this issue, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Battle at Versailles - an event that has had a lasting impact on society and culture. Our editorial delves into the history of savoir-faire through flea market treasures, including vintage linens beloved by modern designers École de Curiosités and Camiceria Eri. We also take a trip to Méru's Musée de la Nacre to discover the significance of shells in various crafts. A visit to Catherine Legrand's Parisian pied-à-terre will reveal a global collection of textile treasures. And we shine a spotlight on traditional savoir-faire, featuring talented artisans like pleater Karen Grigorian in a behind-the-scenes tour of Nadia Albertini's atelier tour.

Looking ahead, new French legislation, Loi AGEL, promotes sustainability in fashion. This issue aims to capture a certain je ne sais quoi, and readers are invited to join the 2026 Selvedge Textile Tour of France.