Exhibition "Runway"

14 September 2018
Press Office of the Amber Museum

On 14 September a solo exhibition of a French artist, costume and accessories designer Julie Mares is opening in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.

In the exposition there will be stylish hand-made adornments, headdresses and clothing created in keeping with the traditions of French masterwork using a rare technique of embroidery and exclusive materials – Swarovski elements, beads, amber.

The artist has early begun her creative way. Since the age of 14 she started her study making a speciality of "Women's Clothes", then – at the direction "Men's Costume". Brightly graduating from the lyceum school "Grand Arc" in Albertville, she created her first collection and presented it in 2006 at the International Art Salon in Paris.

Afterwards, learning the details of master work from the leading designers of the high fashion world, Julie Mares discovered the charm of women's hat and left for Lion to comprehend secrets of the hat making craft, then to the workshops of the School of Exclusive Embroidery Haute Couture "Lesage"in Paris. While studying, she took part in an international contest in Italy, became a laureate of the School of Arts Award. Three of her works entered the collection of the city museum in Alessandria (Italy).

Since her childhood Julie Mares has been in love with Russia, the mysterious country became a source of her inspiration. Under impression of Russian ballet, theatrical sketches and book illustrations by Ivan Bilibin, paintings by Vladimir Kush, the artist has created the collection of hats and accessories. In 2013 the exhibition "I Draw My Inspiration From Russia..." was held in the Amber Museum, there were hand-made hats with embroidery demonstrated there.

Julie Mares annually presents her works at the international specialised exhibition of head dresses "SHAPO" in Moscow, conducts workshops in haute couture art needlework in Russia. Julie Mares was in the jury of the contest for young designers headed by Vyacheslav Zaytsev.

Costumes and adornments created by the French master will be presented in the Amber Museum until 14 October.

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