Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Just how green is François Hollande?

Read more

WEB NEWS

USA: African Americans call for boycott of 'Black Friday'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Sierra Leone: UN won't meet December 1st target for containing Ebola virus

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy criticised for comments about former justice minister's origins

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Mexico kidnappings: Mother speaks out over missing daughter

Read more

DEBATE

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

How not to argue over Thanksgiving dinner

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Oil prices ‘could fall further’ without OPEC output cut

Read more

All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every other Friday at 3.50 pm Paris time.

FASHION

FASHION

Latest update : 2012-06-29

Yang Li, student at l'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne

With the beginning of summer comes the end of classes, and in schools the mood is festive as students hand in their final work.

With the beginning of summer comes the end of classes, and in schools the mood is festive as students hand in their final work. We’re here at the prestigious École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Founded in the 1930’s, the school is known for its exacting technical standards and connections with top fashion houses. The school now has a fourth year of studies dedicated to combining design creativity with business know-how. To make a name for oneself in today’s demanding fashion industry imagination and innovation are not enough...students must be commercially savvy as well.
Yang Li is 24 years old. His parents live in China and produce low-end clothing that can be found in supermarkets the world over. For them, making it in the fashion industry has always been a dream. In 2008 they sent their son to Bordeaux, France for a year to learn french. But since then Li has learned much more than just linguistics...he’s also found inspiration in design.
After having mastered the mental and the technical, Yang Li learned to tell a story... his story, based on the concept of reuse.
For Li recycling reigns supreme. He sees something new in anything old... a piece of clothing within a piece of clothing... The result of his research on pvc laminating of vintage pieces. His plans for the future?
With his eyes set on Martin Margiela...the young designer won’t be returning home anytime soon. It looks like Yang Li’s parents will have to wait a bit longer for their dreams of creating a high-end fashion brand to come true.
 

By Media TV

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-11-14 fashion

The extraordinary Nutcrucker by Verbruggen and French designers On Aura Tout Vu

It's the first major creation by Belgian choreographer Jeroen Verbruggen. Le Grand Théâtre de Genève entrusted him with producing legendary ballet "The Nutcracker". Verbruggen...

Read more

2014-10-31 fashion

Olivier Châtenet reveals the secrets of Yves Saint Laurent

The 7.5 group holds its events by appointment only in a luxurious townhouse in Paris’s 5th arrondissement. This art collectors’ club is for the exclusive use of its members and...

Read more

2014-10-17 fashion

Jewellery, a lucrative and rapidly growing sector of the fashion and luxury market

Jewellery is a lucrative and rapidly growing sector of the fashion and luxury goods market. En Attendant Serge is a Parisian label that’s been around for only a few months....

Read more

2014-10-03 fashion

Paris summer 2015 ready-to-wear and the triumph of the 70s revolutions

For Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld makes his models protest, and reinvents the feminisation of feminism! For Dior, Raf Simons modernizes the coats that were worn in court during the 18th...

Read more

2014-09-28 fashion

After nearly 40 years of over-the-top, Jean Paul Gaultier says goodbye to ready-to-wear.

It was the most hotly anticipated event of Paris fashion week, the last ever ready-to-wear show from Jean Paul Gaultier. On the stage of the famous Grand Rex cinéma, actrice...

Read more