For spring, Christophe Lemaire based his collection on the concept of a trousseau. Before the show, he said he was aiming to design pieces that can easily work into and enhance a woman’s wardrobe. He succeeded with a casually elegant lineup with subtle mannish touches and a sophisticated palette.
The overall feel was slouchy chic. Several shirts and pants had the languid feel of luxurious pajamas, while a yellow V-neck dress had a roomy fit that seemed suited for a lazy Sunday afternoon — cozy yet with a sense of style. These are clothes that don’t overpower the wearer.
Lemaire’s presentation featured an apartment set replete with a bathtub and bed, where models slowly walked around — or sat down to read a book or poured a cup of tea or laid down for a nap. While the pace was excruciating, it nonetheless added to Lemaire’s vibe, underscoring the realness of these clothes.