Time goes by so fast. Trends change just as fast. Evolution or no revolution, that is the modus eperandi. "The more I work with the same idea in mind, the more I find ways to make it work", Christophe Lemaire said at the presentation. And accordingly, there was much here that looked like timeless pieces : the rounded shapes, the multi-pleated pants (which the designer has been doing for season after season, long before the current vogue for the style). Christophe Lemaire plants his designs at...Read Full Story
A couple of years ago, French designer Christophe Lemaire left Lacoste and took the reins at Hermès, replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier as you may know. Withoutdrawing too firm a line between his work for the famous sellier parisien and the clothes he continues to design for his own label, there is one connection to be made : exposure to the sky's-the-limit luxury of Hermès has emboldened the designer to push his own wares to a more rarefied place. "Psychologically, it has decomplexed me", he...Read Full Story
Christophe Lemaire's self-described ambition is the "ideal, essential wardrobe", a project that finds him tweaking, rather than reinventing, his collection season after season. His sensibility is nomadic, temporally and geographically both. He borrows freely from global traditions (who else offers a "Maoist architect jacket ?") and skips lightly through history. Fifties workwear of Chinese, American and African extraction, Forties textiles, Eighties new wave shapes -they all go into the pot...Read Full Story
True to himself, French designer Christophe Lemaire keeps on straddling a strange divide. His inclinations are insistently global, borrowing from African and Far and Middle Eastern traditions, removed in space and, often, in time, from his own sphere. But then, too, there's his funny predilection for some of the coolest personalities of our own when-and-where. For this season's collection, the right side of Mr Lemaire's brain went far afield again -now to the films of the sixties Georgian...Read Full Story
Fall 2012 saw Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire once again working his eastern tinged, minimalist, masculine minded hand with a welcome addition of knits interspersed with smart utility pieces that were far from basic.
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Imagined in the best of deluxe fabrications in moody autumnal hues, this designer continues to offer essentials so divine, they tend to have you dreaming of a maxed out uniform in the best of high quality fabrications with an ample...Read Full Story
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