SensationS On Au Aua Tout Vu
National Museum of Taiwanese History

From the exhibition at the Musée de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais.

The themes of the exhibition combine the seven human senses, including visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, paradoxical and sublime sensations. 

Through the interpretation of fabric, the exhibition connects fashion design, the avant-garde industry and culture to clothing, accessories and jewellery. It offers the public a rich and varied sensory experience. 

SensationS On Aua Tout Vu
Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode, Calais

The exhibition invites you to discover a singular and poetic creative universe, based on the exploration and experimentation of multiple craft and technological techniques. It is an opportunity to develop new exchanges and interactions with the public around territories that are little touched upon in the discourse on fashion, but which are nonetheless fundamental.
It is above all a question of questioning the pleasure that the fashion object provokes. Conducted in close collaboration with Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov, designers of the On Aura Tout Vu fashion house, this project aims to renew the approach to fashion design, understood as a "factory of sensations".

Looking up On Aura Tout Vu presents Galea's collection.
New National Museum, Villa Sauber, Monaco

As part of the "Looking up" cultural cycle, Marie-Claude Beaud entrusted the duo On Aura Tout Vu with the staging of this famous collection.
Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov have thus redesigned
the two floors of the villa according to their own codes. Without leaving anything to chance, for this "carte blanche", the duo, from the walls to the furniture, reinvented everything, taking these
miniature men and women of the 19th century in their creative wake. A crowded 21st century night club faces a Second Empire rave, and further on hybrid creatures remind us that fashion is always a matter of cut, style and posture.



Sensations We've seen it all

Authors: Lydia Kamitsis with Anne-Claire Laronde.
Preface: Nathalie Bouchart.
Art Direction: Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov.
Publisher: Somogy Éditions d'Art.
Bilingual edition: French-English.

On Aura Tout Vu has been pushing the boundaries between art and fashion since its creation. As part of the exhibition "On Aura Tout Vu: Sensations" at the Cité internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais, the designers Yassen and Livia and Lydia Kamitsis, curator of the event, share their view of beauty with the laboratory of the marvellous that is Haute Couture always in mind.

Within the exhibition and this book, fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis proposes to look at the work of the designers of On Aura Tout Vu (Livia Stoianova, Yassen Samouilov and André de Sà Pessoa, who died in 2005) from the angle of pleasure and sensations. Delectation and the sensory are notions rarely assumed with as much ardour as that of On Aura Tout Vu.

Lydia Kamitsis shows how these designers offer us a fashion that dares, that often disturbs, that introduces the energy of popular creativity into the world of luxury and couture. Always with a shifted and perhaps ironic look at our contemporary world, their creations invite a delight that sometimes tastes of sulphur, sweet or salty. It's up to you to make up your own mind.

On Aura Tout Vu presents the Galéa collection

Authors: Lydia Kamitsis with Marie-Claude Beaud, Béatrice Blanchy.
Preface: H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.
Art Direction: Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov.
Publisher: Du Rocher.
Edition: French.

Chance and curiosity encourage encounters.
Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New National Museum of Monaco, discovered a world, two singular personalities, those of Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov, but above all a real passion for fashion, accessories and staging. The latter breathes new life into the NMNM collections. The marriage of two visions of fashion, that of the 19th century dolls and their own! The transformation of the Villa Sauber was a result of this. Haute Couture outfits extend the refinement of this miniature world, while hybrid beings spring from their extravagant imaginations.
From the raves of the Second Empire to contemporary night clubbing, from the astonishing black furniture to the universal magic of white, from dinner jackets to wedding dresses, the exhibition offers a playful exploration of the ways of the world. A mixture of the real and the dreamed of, On Aura Tout Vu is a mixture of codes and fashions.
This new collaboration at NMNM is the second part of the exhibition format "Looking up™" imagined by NMNM and inaugurated with the artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, proposing a real dialogue between heritage works and contemporary creation.