The School


2Educational project

3Educational team

4Promotional godmother

5Honorary Committee


7EnaMoMa appointments


Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres) offers an ideal environment for the development of academic excellence, creation and innovation: 4 500 researchers, 181 laboratories, 17 000 students and a dozen of incubators, fab-labs and co-working spaces for students and entrepreneurs in the heart of Paris.

Arts, sciences and engineering are at the core of its intellectual and scientific ambition. As a global selective university, rooted in interdisciplinarity and committed to promoting talents and defending equal opportunity, PSL creates the world of tomorrow.

Université PSL

  • Chimie ParisTech
  • École nationale des chartes
  • École normale supérieure
  • École Pratique des Hautes Études
  • ESPCI Paris
  • Institut Curie
  • MINES ParisTech
  • Observatoire de Paris
  • Université Paris-Dauphine

Associates :

Collège de France, Conservatoire national supérieur d’Art dramatique, Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École française d’Extrême-Orient, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Beaux-Arts de Paris, IBPC-Fondation Edmond de Rothschild, Institut Louis Bachelier, La Fémis.

With the support of : CNRS, Inserm, Inria.

The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs – Paris (ENSAD) is a public institution of higher education under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and welcomes around 700 French and foreign students.
The training takes place over five years, with a specialization to choose from: Interior Architecture, Art, Animation, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile and Texture Design, Fashion Design, Printed Image, Photography/Video, and Stage Design.

The School’s diploma grants Master’s status to its recipients. The School’s research laboratory (EnsadLab) is comprised of several research groups covering the fields of art and design. The School was founded in 1766 and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2016/2017.

MINES ParisTech

Created in 1783, MINES ParisTech trains high-level executive engineers capable to deal with complex problems, in a wide range of fields.
First French engineers’ school for the extent of contractual research, MINES ParisTech has a significant research activity, directed particularly to industry, with the support of Armines, the structure dedicated to partnership search. Her fields of research extend from energetics to materials engineering, through applied mathematics, geosciences and economic and social sciences.

MINES ParisTech is a founding member of ParisTech, which includes 10 of the largest engineering schools in Paris. The school is also a founding member of the research university l’Université PSL, which brings together 25 prestigious higher education and research institutions located in the heart of Paris. In addition, MINES ParisTech Foundation, one of the oldest French academic foundation founded in 1946, accompanies and supports the school’s developments projects.

Université Paris-Dauphine

Université Paris-Dauphine is a Grand Etablissement of higher education specialized in the Organization and Decision Sciences. One of Europe’s leading academic and research institutions in its field, Dauphine offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and executive education programs and undertakes cutting-edge research in all of its core disciplines: management, economics, law, the social sciences, journalism, mathematics and information technologies. Curriculum includes 6 Bachelor’s degree programs, 22 Master’s specializations, and 5 PhD programs, many of which include apprenticeship track options. The university counts 569 permanent faculty members and 8,800 full-time students (39% in Bachelor’s programs, 56% in Master’s programs and 5% in PhD programs). Dauphine is a founding member of Paris Sciences & Lettres Research University and a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles. EQUIS-accredited since 2009, Université Paris-Dauphine is currently the only EQUIS accredited French university.

2Educational project

À ce qui n'en finit pas

Elsa Séguier-Faucher


Johanna Benaïnous & Elsa Parra

The association of three ecosystems of experts

The challenges of EnaMoMa, in addition to offering high-level training in fashion design, include:

  • Successfully make “Creators / Engineers / Men and Women Marketing” work together
  • Cover all fields of creation, from Ready-to-Wear to Haute Couture, including the fields of health and work,
  • Respond to tomorrow’s challenges through intelligent alchemy with Marketing and Innovation.

The EnaMoMa has the specificity of:

  • Mobilizing EnsAD’s strengths and specializations: scenography, photo / video, graphic design, object design, printed image, animated cinema, art / space, architecture
  • Delivering programs in English
  • Relying on guest creators (during Workshops)
  • Relying on a reference promotion sponsor (the annual Godmother)
  • Benefiting from the diversity of EnsAD workshops
  • Lead to the possibility of two degrees (EnsAD and PSL)
  • Benefiting from the unique context offered by PSL members
  • Initiating research programs that are both practical and theoretical

Synergies and Transversalities

This foundational prism emanating from the original institutions—design, strategy, innovation—is consolidated by the wealth of technical workshops, unique in the world, offered transversally in the studio courses that students have access to at EnsAD: clothing design and production, but also materials, digital technologies, photography, scenography, graphic design, product design… Each student will have a personal workspace in which to develop their Grand projet.


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3Educational team


  1. Noemie Balmat

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    After 4 years working in leading advertising agencies, Noe?mie founded, the first French Fashion Tech media in 2014. She has since been helping her clients sharpening their vision around the dazzling evolutions of innovation. On top of advising fashion start-ups at Station F, Noe?mie began public speaking in 2015, with 40+ conferences at events such as Viva Technology, Premiere Vision or the Hye?res Fashion Festival. In 2017, she co-founded Futur404 with Allan JOSEPH.

  2. Stéphane Debenedetti

    Université Paris-Dauphine

    Stéphane Debenedetti holds a PhD in Management, and is associate professor at Université Paris-Dauphine, France. His research interests deal with arts management/marketing, as well as art-based research methods.

  3. Martin De Bie

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Designer, Martin De Bie is graduated in 2008 from the ESADSE (Design Masters). Next he integrated the EnsADlab research department of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2009. During this period, Martin started to collaborate with the french branch of the Graffiti Research Lab and began to develop an experimental approach to design, combining interaction technologies with avant-garde urban socio-cultural practices. He also co-founded an hackerspace specialised in e-Textile, DataPaulette. Today, Martin share his time between teaching physical computing and interaction design, at ENSAD, Parsons Paris, and others schools, personal research on hybrid materials (intertwining traditional techniques with high-tech processes) and GRL[fr] projects. Live and work in Paris.

  4. Colette Depeyre

    Université Paris-Dauphine

    Colette Depeyre, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine and coordinates for Dauphine, with Denis Darpy, the program of the Ecole Nationale de Mode et Matière. Her research at Dauphine Recherches en Management (UMR CNRS 7088) is focused on the adaptation of the capabilities of organizations and associated market dynamics, in the context of complex product systems as well as in the textile, fashion and luxury industry. Current projects deal with the strategic transformation of contested markets and with the knowledge dynamics of intellectual and creative activities. Her teaching in several Masters’ degrees deals with strategic decisions, value analysis, sustainability and innovation.

  5. Lucile Encrevé

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Lucile Encrevé (1975), Ph.D., is a French art historian and a professor of Art History (History Theory Criticism) at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts décoratifs (Paris). She specializes in abstraction, as well as in the relationships between art and design, and notably between art and textile. Her most recent publications include "Le textile derrière la grille : une abstraction impure ?" (Perspective. La revue de l'INHA, 2016) and « Le textile dans l’espace : transitoire et mobile, un pan vivant » (Profanations textiles, Paris, Éditions ENSAD, 2017). She is currently working on French artists Dominique De Beir, Pierre di Sciullo and Florence Chevallier.

  6. Jayne Estève Curé


    Jayne Estève Curé, Jayne Fashion Agency (consulting, training, speaker, mentoring), teacher at I.F.M and E.N.S.A.D.
    Jayne’s education is multidisciplinary in Art, Clothing technology (E.S.I.V) and Fashion Management (IFM) which led her to explore and develop an array of activities including research, consulting, operational responsibilities, teaching  and training. Her expertise encompasses Parisian and International fashion in both its strategic and operational aspects. She is most interested in the two extreme poles of the  fashion  spectrum reaching from creative aspects creative signature/identity to the brand platform to retail & consumer dimensions.

  7. Guénolée Milleret

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Former head of Document Archives at Yves Saint Laurent company, Guénolée Milleret is professor of Fashion History at EnsAD and EIML Paris. She is the author of several books on this subject, history of interior decoration and architecture design as well. Expert in fashion prints from the 19th century at Union Française des Experts and iconographer, she is the founder and the administrator of the Heritage image library of French lifestyle (, a bank images dedicated to applied arts. 

  8. Aurélie Mossé

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Designer, researcher and teacher, Aurélie Mossé, PhD, works at the cross of textile design, architecture and new technologies. Co-head of the Soft Matters research group, Ensadlab and teaching within the Textile Design & Fashion Design departments of ENSAD, her design-led research on the design of self-actuated textiles for the home is internationnally recognized.

  9. Joanna Pawelczyk

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Joanna PAWELCZYK has a practice of theater/performance and body movement techniques and is also a teacher-researcher in performing arts (formerly at University Paris-Sorbonne, educational support of PSL projects « Creation / Theater / Performance »). Her triple education in literature, performing arts and body-based practice is merged in her pedagogical approach.

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  10. Darja Richter-Widhoff


    Berliner of origin, graduated from a master’s degree from the Universität der Künste Berlin (School of Fine Arts) in fashion design, settles in Paris for fashion culture and French know-how. She creates her own line, seeks innovation and obtains the ANDAM ‘s award (National association for the development of art and fashion) in 1997. Company chef, craftsman and artistic director she Works for Houses like Martine Sitbon, Versace, Léonard, Joop. She creates and produces unique handmade fabrics but also costumes for movies, theater and stage.
    Since 2011 she is Fashion Consultant as well Creative and Founder of the label Darja Richter / LNDV (The New Lace Versailles), collections of handmade and contemporary accessories based on French lace.

  11. Isabelle Rodier

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    For 25 years, she has created collections of furnishing fabrics, bed linens, carpets and crockery. Color is a language and mode of expression that identifies her work. First as co-founder of the brand and agency Robert Le Heros, then for 12 years as artistic director of a team of designers, servicing manufacturers, publishers and brands, in the area of home furnishing.Inthe same time, she tries to  support and encourage the use of natural dyes in both crafts and industry. She continues to teach color and textile printing, currently at ENSAD. 

  12. Laurent Ungerer

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Born in 1962 in Karlsruhe, he joined in 1985 the Jean Widmer visual design agency in Paris. He worked there for ten years as project manager, concentrating on the creation of visual identities in the cultural sphere: the Pompidou Centre, the Grande Galerie at the French Natural History Museum, the French National Library, the Museums of France, etc. In 1987 he designed communication for the opening of the Parisian Institut du Monde Arabe, with which he has remained in steadfast and fruitful collaboration. For the Institut’s 25th anniversary he thought up and managed the creation of the Mondara font, which brings together Latin and Arabic scripts.
    In 1991 he became a lecturer at the Parson’s School of Art in Paris and then at the ENSAD. He also ran a floating unit at the ENSCI national school for industrial creation for one semester in 1996.
    He founded the c-album graphic design agency in 1996 with Anne-Lene Proff and Jean-Baptiste Taisne; Since 2005, he has been sharing his work platform with the Nathalie Crinière scenography agency, with which he has worked on many museographic projects, in particular for the Abu Dhabi Louvre museum, assisting the contracting authority for the city of Chengdu in China, and exhibition graphics for such Parisian institutions as the Quai Branly museum, the Pompidou Centre and the Musée d’Orsay.
    He works regularly with the Parisian transport network, RATP, setting up ephemeral events in ghost stations. Since 2012 he has been managing the visual identity of the Grand Palais in Paris and in 2013 he was selected after a consultation to design the visual identity of the future House of European History at the European Parliament in Brussels.

  13. Jeanne Vicerial

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Jeanne Vicerial is currently engaged in the mildly self-sabotaging project of creating a robot to replace herself. It’s just one of the mad-scientist fashion experiments the designer has been playing around with recently, as she attempts to reshape the laws of fashion in her laboratory-slash-studio.
    She focused on mimicking the anatomical structure of the human form, using strings to imitate sinews. It’s a high-tech version of couture, made in the birthplace of the practice. Most impressively of all, each piece was made from a single, 466-kilometer-long thread.
    She’s currently completing a Ph.D. (SACRe EnsAD - PSL Research University, Paris ).

Technical assistants

  1. Clément Assoun

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Textile Designer, Prototyper and technician specialised in knitting.
    With a degree in Textile Design from ESAA Duperré (Paris), I specialized in knitting during my post diploma. I work in freelance and am responsible for the knitting studio of ENSAD (Paris).

  2. France Beuque

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Technical Support Assistant

    In charge of the textile finishing workshop, I technically assist the students in the realization of their projects.
    Holder of a baccalaureate of chemistry and a BTS textile Innovation and production option finishing option, I rely on my experience in the industry. More specifically, in color research and dyeing and printing process optimization laboratories.

  3. Jennifer Chambaret

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Fashion designer graduated from Ensad, co-founder of Clinique Vestimentaire (research, design and innovation studio), Jennifer got specialized in volumes research. After working for Iris van Herpen and Yiqing Yin, she elaborates now at her studio, a new cutting method, to offer adaptable size apparel. Among her researches, she also teaches at Ensad.

  4. Catherine Podsadny

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

    Engineer specialized in chemistry and textile, in charge of the ennobling workshop at E.N.S.A.D.
    Teaches textile chemistry, designs formulations and processes, supervises the achievements of students and leads research for the creation of bio-based materials.

4Class godmother

A graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts, Yiqing Yin, with her innovative approach to fashion and luxury, has won numerous awards (ANDAM, Grand Prix de la création de la ville de Paris …). She collaborated with prestigious houses and brands such as Poiret, Leonard, Cartier, Hermes, Lancôme and at the same time created the Yiqing Yin House.

A complete artist, Yiqing Yin also explores other artistic worlds such as dance or contemporary art. The search for excellence, as well as multidisciplinarity and innovation are values shared by the designer and EnaMoMa. As a promotion godmother, Yiqing Yin will contribute to EnaMoMa’s educational impulse and share with students her vision of fashion and Haute Couture.

Yiqing Yin


Alexandra Utzmann

5Honorary Committee

The members of the Honorary Committee are chosen for the exceptional quality of their professional careers. References in their fields, they may come from the textile-clothing sector (Haute-Couture, designer, ready-to-wear, wholesale distribution, technical garments), artistic creation, science, marketing/management, or be business leaders, academics, or authors.
The Honorary Committee shares and exchanges about the evolutions of the profession through its feedback. It promotes and watches over the influence of the School in its communications in France and abroad. It supports the School in its partnerships, contributes to its development by making its network available.

  1. Marc Brunel

    Show Manager of Premiere Vision Leather

    Marc Brunel has worked in and for the leather industry for nearly 20 years. He is a specialist in project management for the fashion, design and luxury sectors.
    His current duties as Show Manager of Premiere Vision Leather and his previous responsibilities as the Communication Director for the French Leather Council (Conseil National du Cuir) and SIC Group mean he has a 360° vision of international markets and is able to monitor the challenges and the development opportunities in the sector.
    His aim is to organise an event that will bring together players from the fashion sector and use Premiere Vision Leather to showcase creativity and innovation, protecting know-how and highlighting sustainable approaches of the exhibitors at the show. 
    2014 -2017 : Show Manager of Premiere Vision Leather
    1999-2014 :  Show Manager of Cuir A Paris and Communication Director of the French Leather Council.
    1996-1998 :  Communication officer in the Hi-tech industry (Hewlett Packard, Microsoft…)

  2. Lyne Cohen Solal

    President of the National Institute of Crafts

    Author of the famous 2015 fashion report

    The career of this distinguished figure of art and fashion began in 1970 when after a law degree, she joined the press and was part of the team of economic journalists who launched "Le Nouvel Economiste". She excels in the art of public speaking and her mastery of the written word led her to a political career in 1982. As a woman of conviction and exemplary tenacity, she was successively elected regional councilor of Ile de France in 1998 and assistant to the Mayor of Paris, responsible for Trade and Crafts, she assumed these functions from 2001 to 2014.

    A presence, a clever talent in oral communication and a rare energy make Lyne Cohen Solal a key figure in the fashion and textile industry. In 2015, at the request of the Ministry of Culture and Industry, she wrote a report on fashion, training, financing and the legitimacy of Paris entitled "With intelligence and talent at your fingertips: fashion, industry of creativity and growth". Then, the Minister of Culture asked her to prepare the first edition, as an event to bring together the entire fashion industry in Paris, titled the "Forum of Fashion" in December 2016.
    Fervently passionate by art, she has been appointed President of the National Institute of Crafts since December 2016.

  3. Alice Morgaine


    The journalist Alice Morgaine started her career spending one year at France Soir before moving to The Express in 1962 staying until 1978 in charge of the design and architecture columns and Madam Express. In 1979 she joined Jardin des Modes until 1997. Encouraged by Jean Louis Dumas she changed her job to become commissioner of contemporary arts. They created together a gallery of sponsorship for HERMES, La Verrière-Hermes in Brussels (1999-2012). She stayed adviser for art and design for Pierre Alexis Dumas, art director of Hermes until 2016.

  4. Laurence Piette

    Management of Atelier Chardon Savard

    A life of movement at the service of artistic Education in fashion
    After a first experience of creating a French as a Foreign Language school in Paris in 1993, she then quite naturally devoted her enthusiasm for arts at the service of Esmod International fashion school in 1996. In 2001, she co-created Mod'Art International Fashion Design and Management school and contributes to its “influence” in numerous countries by focusing on the qualitative recruitment of French and international students. She prefigures the EnaMoMa by PSL, the National School of Fashion and Textile in 2016, a stemming partnership between EnsAD, the engineering school MINES ParisTech and the university Paris-Dauphine. In 2018 she takes over the management of Atelier Chardon Savard, a creative fashion school in Paris.

  5. Patrice de Place

    Artistic President of Mod'Art

    The career of Patrice de Place has been totally dedicated to fashion. He began as European Export Manager. Then he was in charge of Middle Eastern markets where he organized Luxury brand distribution opening the first Christian Dior shop in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and was responsible for all the Arabian Gulf countries from Oman and the United Arab Emirates to Bahrain and Kuwait. He was then sent to Tokyo for Dior as Chief Representative Director for the Asian-Pacific region. He was responsible for this vast zone for several years, then was called back to Paris to take over Céline's Executive management (Group LVMH) and occupied jointly the functions of President of Céline Japan KK and Céline Inc USA. After 25 years of career within the LVMH Group, he decided to invest in 2002, (with the desire of transmission) in the creation of Mod’Art International particularly for the development of fashion management programmes. His expertise in Asia was a great help in the international expansion of the school in China, in India but also in Latin America. Patrice de Place is a member of the UK sciences and Humanities Research Council, and International Advisor of the Fashion Culture Research Center, Institute for culture and Creativity, Tsing Hua University (China).

  6. Emmanuel Prat

    Honorary President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Japan

    The imprints of a childhood in Japan take Emmanuel Prat quite naturally back to the land of the rising sun where, after a first career as Sales Manager (1978-1982), then General Director (1982-84) of the Compagnie Maritime des Chargeurs Réunis for Japan, he joined the group LVMH in 1984 as President of the perfumes Christian Dior, then as President of LVMH Japan from 1991. Jointly, he performed the function of CEO (2007-10) then Chairman (2011-13) of Louis Vuitton Japan. After 36 years of professional life in Japan 30 of which with LVMH, he returned to France in 2014 and became Senior Advisor with the Executive management of LVMH (Paris), managing EP Luxe Consulting SAS. Involved because of his experience and his affection for Japan, he remains Honorary President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Japan and President of Japan Sales Professionals Association whose purpose is the promotion of the function " retail " within the Japanese society.

  7. Jeanne Vicerial

    Fashion & textile Designer / Founder of Clinique Vestimentaire

    Jeanne Vicerial is currently engaged in the mildly self-sabotaging project of creating a robot to replace herself. It’s just one of the mad-scientist fashion experiments the designer has been playing around with recently, as she attempts to reshape the laws of fashion in her laboratory-slash-studio.
    Her master’s thesis at Paris Sciences et Lettres university was titled “Un corps sur-mesure,” meaning “A Tailor-Made Body.” She focused on mimicking the anatomical structure of the human form, using strings to imitate sinews. It’s a high-tech version of couture, made in the birthplace of the practice. Most impressively of all, each piece was made from a single, 466-kilometer-long thread.
    She’s currently completing a Ph.D. (SACRe EnsAD - PSL Research University, Paris).


À ce qui n'en finit pas

Elsa Séguier-Faucher


Johanna Benaïnous & Elsa Parra

The Paris Fashion School enjoys access to the resources of all of the PSL institutions (libraries, workshops and labs for research, video production, resins, etc.)

The Materials Library

Flooring made out of recycled plane tyres, foam from aluminum, shark leather, cloth from wild boar hair, felt from volcanic rock…

The materials library of EnsAD contains the most unexpected materials for a profusion of uses.

Source of inspiration, a place of information and advice, the materials library has offered for 20 years a panorama of the technological innovations in the sector of flexible materials. Textiles, leathers, papers, metals and plastics are listed, in a collection of 6000 samples that completes a network widened even more through supplier’s contacts. Technical performances delicate characteristics and environmental appreciations are proposed with all the reference tables and appreciations made possible through experience.


The library of the Ecole nationale des Arts Décoratifs offers a regularly updated multimedia collection, mainly free access, including some 20,000 books, 160 newspapers and magazines on paper, 750 student dissertations, 1,500 films on DVD.

7EnaMoMa appointments

As a public school, EnaMoMa aims to training as well as provide information and knowledge, and organizes monthly round tables and conferences on topics close to its aspirations in the framework of the “EnaMoMa open meetings”:


  1. October 9, 2017: inaugural public conference of Li Edelkoort, godmother of the first promotion of EnaMoMa by PSL.
  2. November 6, 2017: “Fashion Geek, the future of fashion”, projection of the web-series of Arte in the presence of creators, debate led by Sidonie Garnier, director and François La Gal, producer.
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  3. December 14, 2017: “The Textile Architect“, screening and debate with Mika-Ela Fisher, Master Tailor and Director.
  4. February 12, 2018: the “future of wearables“, round table and debate in partnership with the companies of the Wearable Lab of Première Vision.

The Textile Architect - December 14, 2017

Screening and debate with Mika-Ela Fisher