Paris Design Week
As the semester has started, our university informed us about Paris Design Week. Though less well know than Paris Fashion Week, it has got a lot to check out.
We selected around 20 exhibitions and events to attend for the week. Our first stop was Yohji Yamamoto’s boutique. Jean Nouvel designed a furniture collection for Yamamoto’s shop. It was also a great chance for us to get to know more about Yamamoto’s style. In my opinion, his design for both men and women is the best example of the Japanese Shinjuku style. Dresses and pants are sown with layers and layers of asymmetrical pieces, exposing a touch of bizarreness while maintaining its elegance. The colours of each piece can be simple and basic, but the design and the details uniquely differentiates from other brands.
Yohji Yamamoto’s products are really expensive. Even the hats were 220 euros.
Jean Nouvel’s furniture collection, the closets and the big black table, resembles simplicity and practicality. The surface of the closet and the black table is smooth and sleek. We also feel that the material is very durable.
Our last stop of the day was to IKEA’s cooking workshop. IKEA’s chef basically used their brand’s silverware and kitchenware to cook a few dishes. Knowing that we were not able to cook because there were too many people, we left after staying for a while.