Neville Hair & Beauty join fashion’s elite in Paris for the Légion of Honor
‘Thank you dear Elena for being part of the jury of Atelier Chardon Savard for the 2015 promotion,” Jean Paul Cauvin
Neville and I had the pleasure of heading to Paris this month to join fashion’s elite at an incredible showcase of young talent. It was truly a magical experience and one that I shall never forget.
Let me first start by sharing details of my fellow judges. President Mr Robert Clergerie, founder of the eponymous French shoe brand and officer in the order of the Légion of Honor; Isabelle Aout, Director of the Creative Studio at Jean Paul Gaultier; Mandela Brini, Manager of Creative Talents at LVMH; Inigo Guzman from Inditex (Zara, Massimo Duti, Bershka etc); Jerome Bergeret, Founder of FashionLab and Dominique, Headmaster of Atelier Chardon Savard, Paris. You only have to look at this list to understand that this was a very special event for those at the forefront of fashion and style, all seeking to inspire and motivate the next generation and champion fresh and exciting new talent.
In addition to the judges, it was also a pleasure to catch up with many of our dear fashion friends including haute couture fashion designer, Julien Fournié. We are so looking forward to looking after the hair for the Julien Fournié Paris Haute Couture Shows in July.
The Cirque d’hiver where the event was held was jaw-droppingly beautiful and provided the perfect backdrop to the graduation show. However, it was the talent within the show itself that really inspired me.
We saw a really brave use of new materials. I particularly remember the designers who were not afraid to experiment with shape, with texture and with movement. One raincoat had been made to look as if it were formed from liquid plastic. It made my heart sing to see the next generation pushing the boundaries with such élan.
Nurturing brave young talent is a passion very close to my heart and is at the centre of our Neville brand and our company values. Many of the most famous and sought-after names in our industry started their career at Neville and we are proud that so many of our team, who came to us as juniors, have stayed with us throughout the years and are still part of our talented family.
The atmosphere at the show was absolutely electric. The buzz in the air was tangible. It made us feel alive, excited and reinforced my belief that with the right talent and the right energy, nothing is impossible when it comes to hair and fashion.
Until next time,