The Cercle Saint-Roch
The CERCLE SAINT ROCH, created in 2004 and chaired by Sidney TOLEDANO, brings together Human Resources Directors from fashion houses such as :
BALENCIAGA, CARVEN, CELINE, CHANEL, CHLOE, CHRISTIAN DIOR, GIVENCHY, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, HERMES, KENZO, LANVIN, LOUIS VUITTON, MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, NINA RICCI, SONIA RYKIEL and YVES SAINT LAURENT.
One of its main assignments is to decide the structural and pedagogical means implemented at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in order to reinforce the links between the training the students receive and companies. It is also very vigilant about the suitability of the training given and the skills required for successfully transmitting the profession’s know-how.
In October 2010, the Cercle initiated the adding of a 4th year to the design/pattern-making course, in order to really enable students to meet company needs. These needs call for skills in all branches of the profession, from design to production and notably in those providing the interface between the two. With its practical and professional orientation, the course is based on a pedagogical method implemented and organized by professionals of the sector.