Structure and Organization

The Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne is a unique institution,  its courses are founded on both traditional know-how and state-of-the-art technology. The value added is further enhanced by the school’s relation with the profession and the biggest fashion houses.

The chairmen and human resources directors of luxury fashion houses formed the commitee « CERCLE SAINT ROCH », which endorse the school’s orientations and through their close involvement, they ensure that the training given by our school corresponds to the needs of the fashion sector and more particularly to those of couture and luxury.

All the school’s courses are given by professionals who are still active in the profession and some who step in as consultants from fashion-related companies, giving the courses a particularly professional touch.

Céline Toledano is a collections director. She started her career in 1984alongside KARL LAGERFELD and continued with him until 1993. She then worked for several fashion houses including MARTINE SITBON, UNGARO, CELINE, NINA RICCI, and more recently spent 7 years at SONIA RYKIEL. She now works for the Consulting/Headhunting Firm MO and still works as a consultant in collections management. Since 2010, she has been 4th-year COURSE DIRECTOR of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School where she also teaches « Collection Process ».

A communications professional, specialized in luxury and fashion, Stéphane Wargnier is now a consultant (CHANEL, COMME DES GARCONS, HERMES, THIERRY MUGLER), editor-in-chief of the bi-annual magazine the MONDE D’HERMES, a journalist (LIBERATION, LE JARDIN DES MODES, VOGUE HOMMES INTERNATIONAL, MIXTE, NUMERO …) and 4th-year COURSE DIRECTOR of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School. From 1986 to 1997, he taught at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and became Director of the Marketing/Management department there. His work at HERMES started in 1997 as head of communication strategy alongside Jean-Louis DUMAS. He was Communications Director of the Group from 2000 to 2008.

Gianfranco Scotti worked as a designer for various fashion companies including KRIZIA, ARMANI and VALENTINO at the beginning of his career. Passionate about technique, he became head of « design office » for JOSEPHUS THIMISTER. In 2001 he set up his own workshop-design office where collaborations with several fashion houses including ANNA MOLINARI, CARVEN, SONIA RYKIEL and CHRISTIAN DIOR took place, as well his own brand Gianfranco Scotti.

Florence Bertrand worked in fashion design and pattern-making before teaching at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School where she is in charge of 3rd-year Design on the Masters 1 course and of Design on the Advanced Design/Pattern-Making course.

Having worked as a designer for 10 years, Armelle Claude founded her own consulting company in Visual and Fashion Design « Rose pour les filles, Bleu pour les garcons Consulting » in 2001 with Eric Rabiller. She has been teaching 1st and 2nd year Design on the Masters 1 course since 2005.

Specialised in LECTRA PDS, Philippe Dupre de Boulois carries out assignments in fashion companies like ISABEL MARANT, SONIA RYKIEL, LOUIS VUITTON as well as teaching the 3rd year of the Masters 1 course and the 2nd year of the Pattern-Making sandwich course.

Previously collections director for DISNEYLAND, PARIS, Thierry Fondacci then became a consultant. He teaches 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Costume/Fashion History on the Masters 1 course as well as teaching on some of the sandwich courses.

Brigitte Guillet is a freelance textile designer. She is in charge of teaching Textile Design/Creation to the 1st year on the Masters 1 course, Fabric Principles to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of the same course and also Knit and LECTRA CAD (style, print, weave and knit) to the 2nd and 3rd year.

Chrystale Héraud is a pattern-maker. Having worked as a pattern-maker for various companies for 13 years, she moved into teaching in 2009. She is in charge of Draping on the Adult Education training programmes.

Graduate from fashion design, Jean-Yves Mustière started as a designer in 1988 for Balmain, then Balenciaga.

His mentors, Tarlazzi, Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier taught him the cutting techniques and helped him develop his creative process. While working with Giorgio Armani, he learned the commercial requirements. Later with Roberto Cavalli he explored the print, the luxury of embroidery and the fur… But it is definitely John Galliano who teaches him the passion for excellence. In 2014 he was appointed design director for the pre collection at Maison Margiela. At the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale he teaches style/fashion design for the 2nd year and fashion drawing for the 3rd year students

Sandrine Jousset is an accessories, shoes and leather-goods designer. Having worked in many companies of shoes and leather, she has been freelance since 1993 and teaches accessories to the 2nd and 3rd year on the Masters 1 course.

Après avoir été Responsable Production et Qualité, Odile Léonard est modéliste indépendante. Elle enseigne le Modélisme en 2ème année du Mastère 1.

Marc Ducamain has been a teacher for the past 14 years. He has a master and a bachelor degree in algorithms and a DEUG in mathematics. He teaches to the BTEC’s students.

Marlène Gors is a model maker. After working in several companies such as Anne Fontaine, Paco Rabanne et Guy Laroche among others, she decided to start teaching in 2015. She teaches pattern making to the 1st year students from our Master 1 programme.

Jacques Mérienne trained as a suit-maker machinist. Having worked for couture and fashion houses like FRANCK SORBIER, KENZO, LANVIN, NINA RICCI and YVES SAINT LAURENT, he teaches the 2nd and 3rd year on the Masters 1 course as well as on the Advanced Design/Pattern-Making Course.

Having worked as a pattern-maker for 10 years, Olivier Pétigny is in charge of Draping on the Advanced Design and Pattern-Making course.

Trained as an illustrator, Renée Pumon teaches Live Model Drawing to the 1st year of the Masters 1 course, as well as drawing to the BTEC classes.

Trained as a designer, Eric Rabiller set up his own consulting company « RFBG consulting » with Armelle Claude. He also teaches 2nd year Design on the Masters 1 course.

Having worked as a pattern-maker in London and Paris, Vinciane Schroeter now teaches 1st year Draping on the Masters 1 course.

Corinna Spreng is graduated at Meisterschule für Mode, Munich, then Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, then pattern maker then designer to CARVEN. She teaches 1st year Assembly Techniques (by hand and machine) on the Masters 1 course, as well as Sewing classes on the BTEC Dressmaking course.

« Leading skilled hand » at CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE for 10 years, Aurélie Vibet now teaches 1st year Draping on the Masters 1 course, as well as Sewing on the BTEC Women’s Suits course.

Céline Toledano is a collections director. She started her career in 1984alongside KARL LAGERFELD and continued with him until 1993. She then worked for several fashion houses including MARTINE SITBON, UNGARO, CELINE, NINA RICCI, and more recently spent 7 years at SONIA RYKIEL. She now works for the Consulting/Headhunting Firm MO and still works as a consultant in collections management. Since 2010, she has been 4th-year COURSE DIRECTOR of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School where she also teaches « Collection Process ».

A communications professional, specialized in luxury and fashion, Stéphane Wargnier is now a consultant (CHANEL, COMME DES GARCONS, HERMES, THIERRY MUGLER), editor-in-chief of the bi-annual magazine the MONDE D’HERMES, a journalist (LIBERATION, LE JARDIN DES MODES, VOGUE HOMMES INTERNATIONAL, MIXTE, NUMERO …) and 4th-year COURSE DIRECTOR of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School. From 1986 to 1997, he taught at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and became Director of the Marketing/Management department there. His work at HERMES started in 1997 as head of communication strategy alongside Jean-Louis DUMAS. He was Communications Director of the Group from 2000 to 2008.

Jens D. Laugesen graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 1991, then did a Masters Degree in Fashion Management at the IFM in Paris. In 2000 Jens joined the MA Womenswear Fashion course at Central Saint Martin’s where he graduated with a distinction in 2002.
Jens was awarded the British Fashion Council’s NEW GENERATION award for 3 consecutive seasons. The JENS LAUGESEN label went on to trade for 6 years, during which time it showed during the London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week official schedules. In 2006, Jens Laugesen became the first London-based designer to be awarded the French ANDAM Award.
Design collaborations with fashion brands include capsule collections and creative concepts for ATELIER SWAROVSKI, KOPENHAGEN FUR, TOPSHOP LINDA FARROW, CALVIN KLEIN… Jens has also taught on the Fashion Design MA course at Central Saint Martin’s.

Gianfranco Scotti worked as a designer for various fashion companies including KRIZIA, ARMANI and VALENTINO at the beginning of his career. Passionate about technique, he became head of « design office » for JOSEPHUS THIMISTER. In 2001 he set up his own workshop-design office where collaborations with several fashion houses including ANNA MOLINARI, CARVEN, SONIA RYKIEL and CHRISTIAN DIOR took place, as well his own brand Gianfranco Scotti.

Adam Jones is a British designer living in Paris. He trained in fashion knitwear at Brighton university.

He was head of knitwear at Kenzo and Christian Dior he then had his own knitwear based brand Adam Jones Parisfor ten years. He now has an international fashion consultancy business.

 

After graduating from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School, Adeline André became Marc Bolan’s assistant for couture at CHRISTIAN DIOR. Ten years later, the designer founded her own couture and ready-to-wear label. The garment with three armholes became her cult piece, an idea she had patented in 1982 at the Institut National de la Propriété Intellectuelle. In 2005, her brand was given Couture accreditation by the Ministry of Industry.

After 3 years in industry and 4 years at the IFTH as an industrial management trainer, Nicole Aubert became Head of Production for companies including Christian AUJARD, Charles JOURDAN, KARL LAGERFELD, GUY LAROCHE, CHLOE and CHANEL. She is now a freelance consultant.

Specialised in industrial pattern-making, Chantal Baron-Goulinet works as a consultant in her specialised domain for French and foreign industries. She is in charge of the fittings-alterations classes on the Couture-Alterations course.

Jean-Pierre Blanc is the director of the VILLA NOAILLES art centre in Hyères and founder of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and of Design Parade.
www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

Christel Carlotti was formerly product manager at 1.2.3. (ETAM Group) and then at CACHAREL. She now has her own women’s ready-to-wear brand.

After passing the Aggrégation in Modern Letters, Farid Chenoune began teaching fashion history and culture at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, l’IFM and the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. His various publications include « Des Modes et Des Hommes » (Flammarion) on menswear fashion, « Les Dessous de la Féminité » (Assouline) on lingerie, as well as books on Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier (Assouline). He directed the exhibition catalogue of Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 2005 « Le Cas du Sac » (Le Passage), was sub-commissioner of the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the Petit Palais in 2010 and co-directed its catalogue. A regular freelance journalist for the press (Libération, Vogue, l’Express, France Culture), he was formerly editor-in-chief of Mixte and editorial director of Le Monde d’Hermès. Has worked as a consultant for various fashion and luxury brands, working on their history, identity and vocabulary.

Danièle Clutier-Leaute started working in the textile sector in 1985 in the post of marketing director at CHARGEURS ENTOILAGE. In 1990, she set up the Studies and Consulting department at the IFM, Paris, and began teaching marketing to both students and professionals.

Claire Cohen spent ten years at MAISON RYKIEL as International Director of In-House Boutiques. In January 2011, she created her own consulting firm « Retail Expertises » to assist brands in the development of their distribution network.

Alexandre Daval acquired transversal skills over a period
of time before creating MANIFESTE. MANIFESTE is both an artistic project and an avant-garde luxury brand whose essence lies in the re-invention of daily life, achieved by combining the intuitive and sensitive approach of a child with the creativity and determination of a multi-disciplinary team of inspired professionals.

Subsequent to learning her trade with MAUD FRIZON and SERGIO ROSSI, Elisabeth Guers worked for various fashion houses including THIERRY MUGLER, CELINE and CALVIN KLEIN. She now works for JIMMY CHOO.

From 1999 to 2007, Barnabé Hardy was in charge of menswear design at BALENCIAGA. He has been Artistic Director of BARNABE HARDY since he founded the brand in 2008.

Annette Hultzsch is a knitwear specialist and works for various fashion houses including STELLA McCARTNEY, MULBERRY, CHLOE, SONIA RYKIEL, LANVIN …

Trained as a textile engineer, Emma Lamotte has over 20 years’ experience as a textile designer for leading luxury fashion houses.

Ludovic Le Bœuf began the Chambre Syndicale de Couture
Parisienne School in 1988. At first focused on the development of menswear collections, he then moved towards marketing and later global management in France and abroad at Céline, Thierry Mugler, Lanvin, Kenzo and more recently at Gap. Ludovic Le Bœuf is now the chairman of ALAIN FIGARET.

Designer at her own brand of candle-sculptures, Anne Severine
Liotard has collaborated on projects with COMME DES GARCONS in Tokyo and YOHJI YAMAMOTO, New York. She also designs for her own clothing brand, 10 Easy Pieces, shown during ‘designer week’, and her last installation « trin-l/N-ty » was shown at the concept store MERCI, Paris, in October 2011.

Sylvie Megret is a textiles and material designer, specialised in knit. She graduated in textiles at ENSAD in 1978 and trained in knitwear at l’IFTH in Troyes.
1978/1981: designer at « Soie de Paris » a knit fabric manufacturer.
1981 to today : freelance textile, material and knit designer.
Research and design work for knitwear collections in the fashion sector, including yarn, material and colour research. Has collaborated with design offices, spinners and knit manufacturers and participated in the elaboration of ready-to-wear collections : Lee Cooper, Liberto, Guy Laroche, Cerruti, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Chloé, Lanvin, Vanessa Bruno… She also teaches knit fabrics design.

Gildas Minvielle did his thesis on Industrial and Worldwide Economics at the University of Paris X, Nanterre and is now at the IFM, Paris, as Head of the Economics Observatory whose monthly periodicals he also directs (La Lettre Economique and Le Distribilan). His field of expertise is focused on the international economics of textiles and he has written and worked a lot on this subject. He also teaches Textile and Fashion Economics at the IFM.

Renaud Molinari managed men’s and women’s shoe collections for STEPHANE KELIAN, KENZO for men and LANVIN. He has also participated in shoe-collection launches for EDEN PARK and PAUL&JOE. He is presently collections director for the shoe brand PIERRE HARDY and participates in various pedagogical capacities at the IFM where he is in charge of company training courses.

28 years of experience with emblematic French luxury and heritage brands, with Alain Mikli (8 years as Collections Director) and with HERMES (20 years – Art of Living Director, then Bags and Luggage Director and the last 6 years as Innovations Director), have allowed Corinne Poux-Bernard to develop a personal vision of the needs of man, companies and luxury professions.
She is now a consultant and employs this vision to assist companies wishing to deepen their sense of purpose and quality.

Luc Rafflin is a HR and organisation strategy consultant. Former HR Director of YSL Couture (1989/2006) and of the Gucci Group France (2001/2006), he advises and coaches Directorsn HR Directors and Managers of large and Small companies of the fashioon sector (and further afield) and accompanies in a highly operational way the plans of action and behaviour linked to implementing collective change. Former chairman of the Social Commission of the affiliated Federation, he is a member of the teaching body of Global Fashion Management (MBA) at l’IFM. He has also developed a complementary expertise in the field of future professions and provisional management of jobs and skills.

Laurent Raoul has been in charge of assignments at the Centre de Prospective of the Research Ministry, head of the technology department at the IFM from 1986 to 1992 and then
industrial and organisational director at THIERRY MUGLER. He is now a partner and consulting engineer at the Consultancy Firm XL and also teaches Supply Chain Management and
information sysyems at the IFM, Paris.

Since 2006, Issac Reina has had his own bag brand, ISSAC REINA. He also designed men’s and women’s bag collections for la Maison MARTIN MARGIELA from 2008 to 2010.

Alexandra is the founder of JALOUSE magazine and the SAS company that examines closely the codes and values of creative environments with a view to updating them. A trend expert, she sometimes travels the world to places off the beaten-track to reveal the most surprising things.

Freelance Designer-Creative Pattern-maker in Menswear.
Since 2006 : Director of W108 : design office for the technical development and industrialisation of collections at Kenzo Menswear, Givenchy Menswear, C.Lemaire, StPaul, Ponti Rossi…
2003-2006 : Director of Technical Development at Kenzo Menswear Collections.

David Zajtmann is both teacher and pedagogical co-ordinator of the Fashion Management, Design and Luxury Postgraduate Programme at the IFM, Paris. He co-ordinates the school’s « market stakeholders » and « international markets » courses.