Fashion is creative, seductive, always changing and a form of art, to some it is a religion. We need to find answers to the challenges we face through innovative solutions. Only through exploration, in-depth research and investigation can we find creative answers. Observing, analyzing, interpreting and starting to tell a story are core elements to explore creativity. – Lucas Maethger, Chair of Fashion Design
PCA is thrilled to welcome Lucas Maethger as the new Chair of the Fashion Design department.
A specialist in Men’s wear, Lucas began his career working as the head of design for Antonio Miro (Spain), Dirk Bikkembergs (Belgium) and Celio (France), while creating his own company. By Lucas / L&A Maethger is an experimental platform where he designs an avant-garde men’s wear line which he uses as a creative lab for fashion visions, statements and innovations with a focus on fashion film. Two of his films were official selections in fashion film festivals in Turkey, Paris, Miami and Mexico City.
Maethger has also developed his role as a consultant in trend forecasting and creative direction with ready to wear and luxury men’s wear, by helping clients define their brand identity, designing capsule or full collections, researching trends and analyzing markets.
The designer is not new to Paris College of Art, as he used to teach the senior collection/ concept development course, as well as investigative research, work methods and fashion strategies, from 2011 to 2016, all this while organizing PCA’s End-of-Year Fashion shows. Maethger has also taught at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design), in the USA, and LISAA (L’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués) in Paris, where he still holds a position of adjunct faculty.