French creativity is booming in the fields of fashion, crafts, design, beauty and gastronomy. 'Tendance XXI' showcases a know-how that evolves in tune with the times, sometimes even anticipating them.


Commentary: Viviane Blassel.

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Sun 25/0216:32, Mon 26/0208:30, Fri 02/0323:19
Episode 7/35
In today's programme: Fashion news! Fashion, culture and beauty news. Floriane Fosso The fashion world is fast-changing. Seeking to bring about change is one thing, achieving it is another. One young woman has decided to try: Floriane Fosso. Cliché The story of a standard bearer for French fashion. Today: a brief history of velvet. Féau boiseries In the heart of Paris's 17th district we find an unusual, timeless workshop. Here, precious wood panelling several centuries old can be admired under a superb Eiffel glass roof. Welcome to Féau and Compagnie, specialists in vintage panelling. Atelier Séraphin L´Atelier Séraphin in Paris´s 10th district is a specialist in leather working. Come-back A vintage style making a comeback: outsized styles. Fournival Altesse brushes Fournival Altesse. Behind the doors of this hundred-year-old firm we find unique skills. Unique because they are the last to be still manufacturing hairbrushes by hand. Commentary: Viviane Blassel.
Mon 05/0308:30, Tue 06/0315:56
Episode 1/35
In today´s programme: - Style news - Le Plaza Athénée, a showcase for Parisian luxury - A brief history of men´s make-up - Aymeric Le Deun´s haute couture buttons - How to wear rings - La Bouche Rouge Paris, the first ever "haute cosmétique" establishment Commentary: Viviane Blassel
Sun 11/0316:30, Mon 12/0308:30, Mon 12/0311:29
Episode 2/35
In today´s programme: - Style news - Lady Dior, the secrets of the legendary it-bag - A brief history of pastries - Manuela Paul-Cavallier´s very contemporary gilding - How to kiss someone on the cheek - Shirts by the Hana San brand Commentary: Viviane Blassel