The aesthetic of Lemaire, by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, has always been rooted in the reality of everyday life, amplifying comfort and practicality without ever worrying about unnecessary frills.
Their Spring/Summer 2023 collection continues to do what they’ve always done best: a simple, airy wardrobe with generous proportions.
Presented as a tableau vivant in the grand hall of the Musée des Arts et Métiers, with a live performance by experimental musician and singer and American ambient Ana Roxanne playing background music on several instruments, the refreshing presentation allowed guests to drift from tableau to tableau, contemplating models engaged in everyday life.
Models walked through the space, mingling with guests, one absorbed in her book as she walked, another paused to look out the window while another male model leaned against a wall to daydream.
All dressed in Lemaire’s signature pieces, revisited, such as trench coats, pleated pants and loose shirts. The proportions were generous, amplified by layers, but without ever weighing down the silhouettes cut from materials that promote lightness like lightweight cotton, seersucker, viscose, or silk/nylon blend.
Several novelties made an appearance this season, such as cotton pajamas with fine stripes or cotton pants that have hems designed to look like shirt cuffs. While the majority of the looks were in monochromatic shades of earthy colors, a few looks featured tropical florals as well as raw art designs by Noviadi Angkasapura, an artist from New Guinea.