LIVING BLUE has partnership with different stores and online shops across the globe. In this page, we have talked about a few of them.
Galeries Lafayette – France
The Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain. Its flagship store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris but it now operates in a number of other locations in France and other countries.
In 1895, Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher’s shop at the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d’Antin, in Paris. In 1896, their company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette; in 1905 they acquired the buildings at n°38, 40 and 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin. Bader commissioned the architect Georges Chedanne and his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the store at the Haussmann location, where a glass and steel dome and Art Nouveau staircases were finished in 1912.
Galeries Lafayette is going to introduce their Indigo collection in collaboration with LIVING BLUE. Both GL and Living Blue are working on it right now, developing products for the collection. The collection is expected to be launched in summer, 2016.
CALICO – Japan
with trilogy of art, craftsmanship & social, CALICO designs and promotes fabrics made by Indian village weavers.
CALICO has been founded by CALICO works, an India based Japanese design duo (Fumie and Yuki), in 2012. CALICO produces unique fashion items by revitalizing and utilizing Indian village rooted artisan fabrics such as Khadi, hand loomed saris and Kantha…
CALICO also promotes LIVING BLUE the Shibori range of products, i.e. Quilts, Scarves and Stoles. They are also facilitating research and development for new products with LIVING BLUE.
Sally Campbell – Australia
After 25 years as a film designer, during which Sally made many trips to India collecting fabrics, she finally decided to produce her own collection. Her desire is to create beautiful handcrafted textiles and give them a contempary edge to suit modern environments.
When Sally first exhibited her range in 2005, Sydney style guru Melissa Penfold called the collection “museum worthy” (Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2005). Since then Sally has refined and extended her range. She exhibits regularly at the Shapiro Gallery in Woollahra and has also shown in galleries in Palm Beach, Clovelly and Bowral. Outside NSW there have been shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.
Narrative Made – Hong Kong
Our clothing tells the stories of its makers – artisans from remote corners of the world – who weave together generations of culture, history, and technical skill in their craft. Narrative Made partners with artisan communities in the developing world and provides a fair channel for them to continue working with the traditional skills that they have inherited. The motifs, hand stitches, weaving techniques, and natural dyes all reflect their unshakable identities; identities that they are proud of, and are worth celebrating.
Narrative Made is founded by Sharon de Lyster. After studying fashion design in Hong Kong, London and New York, Sharon began her designing career at Anteprima and spent the following years at the world-leading trend forecasting company, WGSN. There, she cultivated an intimate understanding of how culture and identity directly impacts style and the fashion industry at large. Her work brought her to rural parts of Asia, where she discovered her passion for indigenous peoples and heritage craft. In 2015, she decided to combine this deep passion for heritage craft with a focus on sustainable fashion, creating Narrative Made – a fashion brand that promotes economic empowerment and preserves the legacy of textile craft through ethical production.