A Season Takes Shape:
The Silhouettes of Spring
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
“I don’t like clothes that constrict,” Christophe Lemaire has said. “The idea is that they should accompany you and help you.” With partner Sarah-Linh Tran, the French designer translates this concept into serene pieces that take on a special allure during spring. The unadorned, wardrobe-minded world of Lemaire is one of striking silhouettes. Explore them here, in combination with pieces from Acne Studios and Brandon Maxwell, to see how a season takes shape.
Blouson shapes appear frequently in Lemaire collections, and for spring, the Paris-based design duo transposed that timeless effect from waist to wrist. Their zip-front shirt is cropped and collarless: decisions that accentuate the quiet precision of the bodice as it gives way to dramatic bishop sleeves. Extend the fluid silhouette with wide-legged crepe pants that reveal a flourish of their own with artfully layered hems.
These aren’t the kind of pieces that scream at you from the rack. They’re flexible. These are clothes that each person can wear in their own way.Sarah-Linh Tran, co-designer of Lemaire
Enamored with the efficiency of uniform dressing yet eschewing uniformity, Lemaire and Tran infuse their clothes with options. Pieces designed to fit loosely can be transformed with the cinch of a belt, and they favor broad versions with tonal topstitching and barely-there buckles. A lightweight wool jacket from the spring Lemaire collection balances nuanced asymmetry with functional details such as flap-top patch pockets, while pleated trousers combine masculine tailoring with feminine ease.
Styling Gabrielle Marceca
Makeup Kaija Mistral
Model Achok Majak