October 30, 2015

MAISON FABRE AT DS WORLD PARIS: SOPHISTICATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

MAISON FABRE AT DS WORLD PARIS: SOPHISTICATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Until 4 January, master glove maker Maison Fabre will be present in DS WORLD PARIS. It will be displaying several of its most iconic models alongside photos and items from the workshop retracing the prestigious history of the company and its craftspeople.

“The next residence will showcase the leather-working skills, excellence and avant-garde approach that have made the name of Maison Fabre over the past 90 years. This residence is a close fit with the values and DNA of the DS brand. The focus is on French-style expertise, elegance and refinement. Connoisseurs of beautiful objects will even be able to buy DS driving gloves,” says Julien Faux, Director of DS WORLD PARIS.

DS & MAISON FABRE: FRENCH-STYLE EXPERTISE
By paying tribute to the craftworkers behind Fabre gloves, the exhibition at DS WORLD PARIS will turn the spotlight on leather-working, an area of expertise dear to DS. The brand’s organisation includes a team of upholsterers whose skills are behind the ‘watchstrap’ seat finish exclusive to DS models.

The exhibition will retrace the history and expertise of Maison Fabre, a master glove maker founded in 1924 in the Aveyron region of south-west France. Workshop items, period photographs and sewing machines will tell the story of this family-run company, giving visitors an insight into the history of the workshop in Millau and the expertise of the master glove makers, cutters, embroiderers and sewers. A number of iconic objects will be on show, such as the glove used in the 1946 film Beauty and the Beast, the glove worn by painter and sculptor Pierre Soulages, and a scented glove worn by Marie-Antoinette The exhibition will also include artistic photos illustrating the history of the company and its partnerships with the leading names in haute-couture. Crowning the whole, gloves from the autumn 2015 Fabre collection will also be unveiled on the first floor of DS WORLD PARIS and visitors will be able to order made-to-measure gloves.

DS & MAISON FABRE: GLOVES SYMBOLISING THE FRENCH ART OF LIVING
The first floor of DS WORLD PARIS will be turned into a pop-up boutique selling an exclusive collection of DS driving gloves created by Maison Fabre in cooperation with the DS Styling Office. Made of lambskin, the gloves are produced in Millau using local skins and tanners. Each model features special inserts for a firm grip of the steering wheel and an elegant driving style. The gloves – only fifty pairs available – subtly combine the brand cues of the DS with the inimitable stamp of Maison Fabre.

DS driving gloves another way to celebrate the French lifestyle!