ATELIERS DE PARIS WINNERS Les Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris
Special creative prizes, created by the City of Paris with three category : Fashion, Design and Applied Arts. These prizes distinguish three emerging designers and three experienced designers.
The City of Paris endows each award with €8,000, which can be increased by private or institutional partners via the PARISCREATION endowment fund. The French Federation for Women’s Ready to Wear and Galeries Lafayette are pateners this years. €10,000 was awarded to the emerging talent in each category and €12,000 the established talent.
Out of 250 applications received, 46 were selected during the pre-selection process in order to present their projects to the jury.
Proêmes de Paris – Emerging talent
Karine Lecchi – Established talent
Applied Arts category
Charlotte Kaufmann, textile designer – Emerging talent
Atelier Lilikpo, mosaicist – Established talent
Lucile Viaud – Emerging talent
Germain Bourré – Established talent
Fashion category Emerging talent
Proêmes de Paris Proêmes de paris proposes a sophisticated wardrobe designed to be worn with simplicity. the label explores this ambivalence in every aspect of its creative process. Combining innovative fabrics and prints, twisted classical silhouettes and bold cuts, the brand develops a strongly referenced visual universe. Rooted in today’s cultures, each collection combines literary inspirations borrowed from multiple schools of thought and ideologies. The label was founded by Marion Gauban Cammas who worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, and Ulysse Meridjen who works for rec, a prospective cabinet.
Fashion category Established talent
Karine Lecchi The Ready to Wear House Karine Lecchi created in 2015 signs a silhouette which perfectly combines urban chic and contemporary comfort. Feminine tailoring codes are the core of the brand and they are reinterpreted season after season. Sourcing includes a responsible approach with the choice of noble and natural fabrics as well as the selection of suppliers, exclusively French and European. In 2018, Karine Lecchi created the K+ELLES Rendez-vous Society : private moments when she runs master classes about season trends and how to make them yours.
Applied Arts category – Emerging talent
Charlotte Kaufmann, textile designer Charlotte Kaufmann is a textile designer mastering three techniques : hand weaving, hand embroidery and bobbin lace. She opens her workshop in 2016 and develops her own handmade textile collections in France for interior design and fashion. She often collaborates with designers, brands and craftsmen to create innovative bespoke projects.
Applied Arts category – Established talent
Sika Viagbo, Atelier Lilikpó Atelier Lilikpó is for the mosaicist Sika Viagbo an experimental laboratory for her mosaic creativity. She is creating settings both covering and art where conventional material for mosaic interact with brass, wood, leather and other unexpected materials her creativity can combine. Her décors grace the floors, the walls, shop windows, furniture, become lights or jewelry thanks to filati mosaici. Her inspiration comes from fashion, embroideries to create haute couture mosaic.
Design category – Emerging talent
Lucile Viaud Graduated from Ecole Boulle, Lucile Viaud is a designer specialized in the development of bio-sourced materials. She develops a trans disciplinary approach in which both form and function results from the material and its intrinsic properties. During her diploma (2014-2015) she sets up the first steps of the « Ostraco, design halieutique » project. Resident at « les Ateliers de Paris » from 2016 to 2018, she founded « Atelier Lucile Viaud » and created her own brand Ostraco ®, which has been labelled « Observeur du design » in 2018. Her first collection POTS received the star of sustainable development by the APCI in partnership with ADEME. The Atelier Lucile Viaud has been distinguished in the “sustainable development” category of the CREACC 2018 competition and is now supported by « Emergys Bretagne » incubator.
Design category – Established talent
Germain Bourré Germain Bourré created his studio in 2005 and cultivates a multidisciplinary design that questions our relationship with life and its various cycles through plants and food. The issues of an additional production intrinsically linked to design, the correct use of materials and the possibility of each person to transform and live through, are concepts that lead to offer sensible and measured solutions to the imminent imperatives of a paradigm shift. He founded Germ-Studio in 2016 in order to support farmers, manufacturers, chefs and large houses in a more tailor-made and global way. This is done by posing the vocabulary and drawing at the correct scale, be it food or architecture. A leitmotiv, « Enrich your story by cultivating your roots. »