Formerly the artistic director of Hermès' womenswear, the frenchman is now focused on building his own line. Lemaire is a collective, independent project led by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, bringing together a team that is united by a shared work philosophy, with clothing at its core. The collections are designed and developed in the Marais district of Paris nearby the 28, rue de Poitou historic shop.
The AW ’15 collection featured dramatic ponchos and sweeping capes, mid-calf-length skirts, cropped-above-the-ankle wide-leg trousers and thick wool outerwear in classic gray and navy. The styling was natural—hair loose and long, except when tucked into wool neck warmers. Makeup was minimal, aside from a ring of taupe eye shadow. Everything felt eminently wearable and polished.
Photos courtesy of Lemaire