A fashionable city
Marseille has become a fashionable city. Aside from its gentle way of life, its exceptional natural and cultural heritage, it is also a city of fashion, a hotbed of designers.
The New Espace Mode Méditerranée
in July 2013, the Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM) moved to new premises at the heart of the Euroméditerranée economic and cultural quarter, in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, a stone’s throw from the FRAC, the MuCEM, the Terrasses du Port and the Docks.
This is a special place, as it brings together the department of the fashion school IICC-Mode, the Master 1 & 2 in Fashion and Textiles offered by Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) and the MMMM, all under one roof.
Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode
19 rue Fauchier 13002 Marseille
T / 04 91 14 92 01
To attempt to describe in a few lines the world of fashion in Marseille would be pretentious and inevitably incomplete. For information purposes here are a few names for fashion connoisseurs or those who simply want to know a little bit more:
Some designers who had made a name for themselves:
• Sessun, Kulte, Pain de Sucre, Fuego, Didier Parakian, Le Temps des Cerises, Sugar, Héléna Sorel, Les P’tites Bombes...
Major designers who have chosen Marseille:
• Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, Kenzo, Vuitton, Ventilo...
Where are the designer stores ?
Near La Canebière, Rue de la Tour, known as Fashion Street, is home to a number of designer boutiques: Casablanca, Diable Noir…
Cours Julien, another place devoted to Marseille’s home-grown designers (Mme Zaza of Marseille, Fille de Lune, Floh, les Fées Bizar(t)...), offers with its pedestrianised esplanade, a laid-back atmosphere where shoppers can take their time to hunt down that perfect purchase.
At Galeries Lafayette, where the designers have a dedicated area at certain times of the year thanks to a partnership with the Institut Mode Méditerranée.