Join us on a journey through France as we explore its rich tradition of making, craft and style. Compelling stories, from Parisian workshops to Provençal manufacturers.
A revered label
We meet the founder of Parisian menswear label De Bonne Facture, visit Chanel’s embroiderers Lesage and Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Jamie Waters and Sophie Grove discuss why ‘Made In France’ is still such a revered label.
Spinning a yarn
We head to Burgundy to discover Manufacture de Digoin, a workshop that’s revitalising traditional methods to make contemporary pottery; we visit ACT 3, the weaver behind Chanel’s tweed; and we take a look at the businesses that thrive from France’s love of craft.
Down to business
We take the temperature of France’s luxury sector with writer Dana Thomas, ‘Financial Times’ Paris correspondent Harriet Agnew and UBS equity strategist Claudia Panseri. Plus: why a toy giraffe is the must-have French object for one Monocle producer.
Vitalie Taittinger discusses the state of the champagne industry, we visit the kitchen of master baker Christophe Vasseur in Paris and we head to Le Salon d’Agriculture. Plus: we take a tour of Maison Michel – the milliners to Chanel – and one Monocle staffer muses on her love of Opinel knives.
Sophie Grove discusses the meaning of “Made in France” and the state of French craft with Monocle’s fashion director Daphné Hézard and Gauthier Borsarello, editor in chief of *L’Etiquette*. Plus: we visit École Boulle, Chanel’s goldsmiths and the Peugeot pepper mill.
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