Haute couture is a wearable art form and some fashion designers can have an impact on our society’s heritage. The most luxurious of materials meet high quality of craftsmanship, as we learn about this bespoke art. First, we are introduced to the subject of haute couture by Melanie Trumpett, a business innovation strategist in the fashion and retail sector. What exactly is haute couture and where does it come from? We then meet with inspiring entrepreneur Cinthya Chalifoux, an outspoken artist who has travelled to Paris, NYC and London to learn from the best in her craft. Finally, we were lucky to visit the Balenciaga exhibition at the McCord Museum with Cynthia Cooper, the Head, Collections and Research Curator, Dress, Fashion and Textiles. She explains to us the relevance of some designers and how they enrich our cultural heritage.
Guest(s) : Cinthya Chalifoux, Bespoke Artist Bespokenov Cynthia Cooper Head, Collections and research Curator, Dress, fashion and textiles at McCord Museum Melanie Trumpett, Business Innovation Strategist - Fashion & Retail Sector
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the first edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a relevant topic of the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing the evolving culture of our society in an easy to follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective of important topics with a host who is animated and approachable. For its first series, you can expect to see a unique episode on the following themes - street art & murals, Illustrator to fine artist, visual FX, philanthropy in the arts, haute couture and contemporary Native art. Focused on visuals arts, all of the featured artists are professionals who make a living with their artwork. Organizations featured include the MMFA, McCord Museum, MURAL, Atomic Fiction, Syn Studio and the BACA.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-traveled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dance, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.