"Figure Libre. Stéphane Ashpool"
- From 27 March to
- All public
- À partir du 27 mars
From 27 March to 16 June 2024, la Galerie du 19M is giving designer Stéphane Ashpool a carte blanche bringing together his creative universe and Métiers d'art know-how.
With fashion as its starting point, the exhibition Figure Libre. Stéphane Ashpool showcases multi-disciplinary works (fashion, photography, video, music, etc.) extended by different cultural and artistic events designed featuring guest artists and performers.
This season celebrates the power of the collective and the need for knowledge-sharing, one of le19M’s key values. It is an opportunity to discover how sportswear can be an art form, an approach that is not only technical responding to the body’s need to move freely in search of performance—but also a visual celebration that honours the body through the choice of fabrics and ornamentation that celebrate athletic prowess.
To coincide with the exhibition, la Galerie du 19M is organising a series of practical workshops to help visitors discover the Métiers d’art as well as talks and weekend events bringing together artists, craftspeople, and performers working with movement.
Stéphane Ashpool was born in 1982 in the Pigalle district of Paris to a Yugoslavian dancer mother and an English sculptor father. He made his name as a fashion designer with the Pain O’Chokolat collective and the sportswear brand Pigalle Paris, through which he has collaborated with Nike and Missoni, among others. He designed “Playground Duperré”, a colourful basketball court created in place of a former car park near his old school in Pigalle. In 2015, he received the grand prize from the Association nationale pour le développement des arts de la mode (Andam) and was awarded a year’s mentoring in several of le19M’s Métiers d’art workshops.