With the “EXPÉRIENCES MODE” (Fashion Experiments) exhibition, Olivier Guillemin invites us to take a new look at some of his creations from an audacious yesterday that has become, by the magic of creative intuition, an extremely contemporary today… a desire to imagine a future that reinvents our past…
This presentation of his collections from 1984 to 1997, presented alongside the work of Olivier Vedrine and twisted, thanks to the help of Robin Thoby & Adrien Pailliez, designers who also studied fashion at Studio Berçot, bears witness to Olivier Guillemin’s unique, prospective vision that is also a very personal approach to today’s fashion.
In 28 looks, the exhibition shows a progression of the designer’s color and material experiments: Red Experiments, metallic or neon Black Experiments, Multicolored Experiments.
Since his fashion studies at Studio Berçot in Paris, Olivier Guillemin’s work has been epitomized by his ongoing quest for innovation through materials, colors and forms.
After his first jobs assisting Thierry Mugler and Azzedine Alaïa, he created his own label in 1986 which was sold in France and internationally.
As the first winner of the ANDAM prize (French National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts) in 1989, his spectacular shows and happenings have always presented his fashion designs in a playful, futuristic way in unusual locations.
Architect-designer Olivier Vedrine has collaborated with Olivier Guillemin since their meeting in 1983. In 2001 they created the [o,o] agency to develop their very personal style more extensively. [o,o] designs and manufactures furniture collections, creates spaces or boutiques and provides special event scenography and creative contributions to institutions, trade shows and prestigious brands in France and abroad (Dior, Cacharel, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Première Vision, Institut Français, French Federation of Lace and Embroidery, Cité de la Ceramic in Sèvres…).
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