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Couture Skills.

Couture Skills

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A luxury product is also characterised by a perfect finish. This programme will enable you to start learning the skills and hands that are the basis of exceptional products.


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites. Basic english required.

Practical information

Summer School program
Short format
1 week
Next session:
10-13 July 2023

Classes will be from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

€890 incl. VAT

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people

Basic English required

All materials will be provided by Institut Français de la Mode
Austerlitz campus

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

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. Discover the details of assembling and finishing a luxury product

. Experiment with hand stitches

. Make a textile accessory illustrating the codes of a luxury garment


You will look in detail at luxury women's ready-to-wear clothing.

You will discover the details of tailoring, cutting, finishing that give the garments, suits and "flous" products their hold and originality.

You will experience :

- "Picotage"

- Hand stitches such as slipper stitch, roulotté, chip stitch or back stitch

- The application of a doll's hook or a small sunburst

- A hand buttonhole

- You will make a peter pan collar breastplate allowing you to experiment with all these skills.

How to register

To register, simply fill in the online form and pay the required deposit. On receipt of the online form, the application is studied by the Summer School team. Once the application has been accepted, an email is sent specifying the payment schedule for the balance of the registration fee. If the application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

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