The corset is a delicate, intricate lace that has been used for centuries to adorn garments. The Corset collection pays tribute to this traditional craft by presenting a collection inspired by the creations of the Dentelle du Puy-en-Velay. The entire Façonnier team is grateful for the opportunity to visit the workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay.
The lace-maker of Puy-en-Velay
This workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay produces bobbin lace, which is listed as a French "métier d'art" by the French Ministry of Culture. We wanted to link this activity with our Corset Collection to support small French manufacturers. We find the same precision and meticulousness in the lacemaker's craft, as in the work of our jeweler craftsmen, to give a product with a perfect finish.
The skills of a lace-maker
Bobbin lace is a traditional manual technique. It involves weaving delicate pieces such as lace embroidery, doilies, etc. This lace is made by hand from linen, cotton or silk thread, wound on bobbins. Lacemakers then weave from a pattern created on cardboard, which serves as a template attached to a tile.
The Corset collection
Our Corset Collection takes up the fashion staple of the 19th century. Today, it's even more worked and modernized on the catwalks and in today's fashion. A corset was used to sculpt and support a woman's body. It's the same principle for the Corset collection, where the Iolite stone represents the body and is held in place by the diamond belt. This collection is available in a ring, a necklace and earrings.