La Samaritaine exhibits a decade of ADC (Au-delà du Cuir) talent

Under the patronage of Olivier Saillard, the traveling exhibition “Le Théâtre des Accessoires d’Au-Delà du Cuir” showcases 45 of the brands supported by the leather industry incubator in its ten years of existence. The exhibition will run until May 7 in the heart of the chic department store La Samaritaine (Lvmh).


For its tenth anniversary, the incubator of the French leather industry-Delà du Cuir (ADC) is offering a showcase of choice.


The incubator of emerging French leather industry companies is benefiting from the sumptuous setting of the Samaritaine for its exhibition “Le Théâtre des Accessoires d’Au-Delà du Cuir.” Starting on April 7 and held until May 7 in the heart of the department store, it highlights a selection of 45 ADC award-winning accessory brands, where leather, as you can imagine, predominates.


As the icing on the cake, ADC has placed the scenography of this decade of support under the patronage of Olivier Saillard. With a double legitimacy: director of the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris from 2010 to 2018, the fashion historian now has his two feet firmly planted in the leather sector as artistic director of image and culture of J.M. Weston since 2018.



Sobriety chic


For this event, he chose the card of chic sobriety.


Respecting a unity of “tones,” with a camaieu going from “pure white to deep black” through “slate or iron grey,” the presentations, realized on trestle tables or white easels, reach an elegant “quiet luxury” result.





“In agreeing to sponsor the ten-year anniversary of the ADC Laureate program, I suggested to each of the participants that they create one of their favorite creations according to a precise and unifying theme,” explained Olivier Saillard in a note of intent. Like a black and white photograph, I wanted these designers to reveal themselves with timelessness. Also in the leathers “ink” or “chalk,” (…/…), their accessories are imposed and exposed in the unity of speech. Whether men’s shoes, elegant women’s shoes, luggage, or leather goods, each poses for a moment in the sophisticated setting of the Samaritaine. Two-tone or monochrome are the manifestos and portraits of those who imagined and dreamed them.”


The leather industry well represented


The whole is intended to represent all the work done around leather, “from tanning to cutting to the finished product, desirable and sustainable.”




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Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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