Freelance shoe designer, Repetto, Jean-Paul Gaultier
Olivier JAULT is a free-lance accessories designer and art director, who graduated from E.S.A.A / Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués and AFPA state school for leather goods, industrial and technical processes. He has worked for a variety of luxury and high-end brands such as: Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Cacharel, Weston, ... etc. He is now in charge of the shoe collection at Repetto, as well as haute couture shoes & accessories at Jean Paul Gaultier. His various assignments go from pure design, through the development of lines in collaboration with design studios and marketing departments, to industrial follow-up and technical approvals. He also works for fashion and accessories design offices and has been in charge of students’ creative shoe projects at IFM French fashion institute for several years.
Session Title: Places, roles, statuses? Creative process and work logic in the fashion industries
Fashion and luxury encompass powerful industries, which can be as versatile, transversal and forward-looking in the quality of the products they offer as in the creative processes they create.
From advanced traditional craftsmanship to the digital revolution, from the insularity of the studio to the worldwide sequenced workshop, from the confidentiality of know-how to hyper media promotion, and from the hierarchy of the fashion house to the freelance designer ... How have the creative process and the logic of work organization evolved in these industries? What do they have to tell us about all the industries related to creation today?