On 19 and 20 September 2015, admission free

“Heritage for the twenty-first century, a history of the future” is the national theme for this 2015 edition. Our programme over these two days places centre-stage the operations involved in making Calais lace and the present-day techniques of textile design.


On Saturday and Sunday between 2.30pm and 5.30pm: collective design (textile graphic design workshop with Sarah Arnett, co-founder of the Modern Love brand.)

At the centre of the “Digital Adventures” exhibition, Sarah unveils her work and her creative tools and guides you in the creation of a pattern on a digital tablet. Designs, mixes, overlays… From this mosaic of images left behind by each participant a new pattern will emerge, finalised by Sarah and available to view online at www.textileadventures.com/interactive-2

Open to all.

Sunday 20 September at 10.30: talk and commentated visit by Sarah Arnett

Sarah draws on multiple sources of inspiration, marrying her  photographic images and patterns created from scratch. Punctuated by graphic and chromatic interplays of great creative freedom, her compositions exist in infinite variety thanks to digital printing. Flamboyant and luxuriant, Modern Love fabrics are equally used in interior design as well as clothing.

Open to all

Modern Love competition Compose your photo montages from the Modern Love designs on show at the exhibition and send them to www.textileadventures.com/interactive-2 .



Encounter with the artist Saturday 21st March

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Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode
135, quai du Commerce
62100 CALAIS
Please visit the website for addmision and opening times


January 17 2015 at 14h30

Pour sa prochaine exposition-dossier, la Cité propose aux visiteurs de pénétrer au cœur du processus de l’acte de création, au travers du travail de l’atelier de design Modern Love. L’exposition présentée du 18 janvier au 31 décembre cherche à expérimenter les relations possibles entre les pratiques traditionnelles et les technologies numériques dans le domaine de la création textile et vestimentaire.

Vous êtes cordialement invités au vernissage de l’exposition prévu samedi 17 janvier à 14h30 en présence de Sarah Arnett et de Kim Hunt de Modern Love.

In the new dossier exhibition, the Lace City invites visitors to enter the heart of the process of creation, by discovering the work of the design studio Modern Love. The exhibition, visible from January 18 to December 31, seeks to highlight the correspondances between traditional crafts and digital technologies in the fields of textile and fashion creation.

You are cordially invited to the preview of the exhibition on Saturday January 17 at 14h30, in presence of Sarah Arnett and Kim Hunt of Modern Love.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir.  / Looking forward to seeing you.

Bien à vous  / Best regards