The ultimate aim. From the French for ‘high-level sewing’, it also refers to pattern cutting and stitching at the very highest of standards. As a mark of quality, genuine haute couture is entirely stitched by hand, something we aspire to achieve in our interior furnishings.
I love Valentinos comment: “we bought a machine once, but no one used it.”
Originally coined to describe the work of the Charles Frederick Worth, and Englishman in paris. The term haute couture is today protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris , however it is a term use internationally to recognise the best of the best dress makers.
See couture, dressmaking .