Following the silky thread of Artisans Angkor

Following the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog BenettonFollowing the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog Benetton

We sure talk a lot about fashion and design in the Benetton Blog pages! This time, I will be talking about what it’s like to design your own collection!

Working with a team based in Cambodia on silk pieces with exceptional craftsmanship and know-how is much more than a dream and it has a name:

In The Mood for Boheme

by Magali An Berthon

for Artisans d’Angkor

A word about Artisans Angkor: it is a fair trade company created 12 years ago, which ethically employs more than 800 artisans in Cambodia. In an effort to showcase and preserve Khmer heritage, this craft company revisits carving stonework, wood, lacquer and of course hand-woven silk.

Following the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog BenettonFollowing the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog BenettonFollowing the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog Benetton

With this limited edition capsule collection, Artisans d’Angkor has given me an opportunity to express my creative temperament with mixed origins between East and West. Fifteen silk pieces for men, women and children (girls and boys) for a bohemian chic travelling family.

It might be difficult to imagine, but it took six months of work, from the initial ideas and sketches for the clothing and accessories, iconic print designs, colors and fabric choices… to pattern making, correction and production launch. I then went to Cambodia and spent one month finalizing the details, starting production, participating in the campaign photoshoot and installing an exclusive display at the Phnom Penh flagship store… Such an exciting process when clothing has a story and a background.

Following the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog BenettonFollowing the silky thread of Artisans Angkor - Blog Benetton

Post by Magali, read more on France’s blog

 

 

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