Decor Development and Int'l Visual Merchandising Director, Chanel
After taking a degree in interior architecture, Agnès Liely graduated in 1985 from École Boulle in Paris. She began her career at the Galeries Lafayette department store, then the Bon Marché, where she was in charge of cultural exhibitions and themed-window displays. In 1996, she joined the prestigious French luxury house, Chanel.
Today Agnès Liely heads a team of 50 and is responsible for all the events reflecting the brand's visual identity. She oversees spatial design, the creation of pop-up boutiques and the development of window displays while managing Chanel's international visual merchandising teams.
In 2015, she set up Chanel's VM Designer Training Programme in partnership with the ENSAAMA school of art and design in Paris.
Session Title: A View into the Creative Eco-system of French Luxury
Designers occupy a singular position in the French luxury industry where creativity and innovation are the result of a fruitful collaboration between designers, engineers and artisans. This round table will propose a view on this original model through the analysis and the testimonies of actors, and will present the teaching methods developed by Ensaama and the University of Evry, in collaboration with Comité Colbert, in order to train designers who are able to meet this interdisciplinary challenge: work together to get there.