The ELLE Fashion Solidarity Competition was created in 2004, at the same time as the ELLE Foundation. The competition is now one of the emblems of the foundation, corresponding perfectly as it does to the foundation’s pursuit of female emancipation.
In 2006, the ELLE Foundation decided that the Fashion Solidarity Competition should take place every year. It awards study grants to young women who are selected, allowing them to pursue fashion studies.
The Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne receives a female student each year who has won been awarded a grant via ELLE’s Fashion Solidarity Competition.
In the framework of their partnership with the school, LECTRA brings its professional expertise into the school in the form of new technological products that cover all stages of garment-making and that meet the growing needs of corporate creativity, flexibility and productivity.
This privileged partnership with LECTRA allows us to energize and deepen the teaching of this area by enabling our students to take advantage of the best technology :
- Further promoting our qualification-based courses via the use of new state-of-the-art technologies in order to enrichen the experience and learning-process of the students,
- Increasing the professional preparation of our students for the job market via practical training and teaching focused on the latest solutions for product development and garment-making in the clothing industry,
- Ensuring that our teachers and trainers are kept abreast of new industry know-how through their particpation in certain of the trainign courses and/or évents specific to their domain.
Saga Furs has gained a unique position as the point where the fur and fashion industries meet. Their know-how is one of their most valuable assets. Thanks to this partnership our 4th year students receive an introduction to the types of fur, the process and the techniques. During the workshop two students are selected and will receive the material to create their designs, as well as a trip to their locations in order to experience the whole process.