Luxuriously Minimalist workwear defines Christophe Lemaire's debut presentation in Paris; from super crispy cotton jackets that you wear like shirts to pyjamas you can wear like evening chic.
“Nothing artificial, no concept, just clothes,” Christophe Lemaire said after his show on the first day of Paris menswear, which marked his debut on the show schedule. The clinical white surroundings of the Galerie Nikki Diane Marquardt were a fitting backdrop to Lemaire’s tone-on-tone styling and the tremendously clean pieces that made up the collection. “I like the concept of solidity,” he told i-D, and it was an infatuation that made for an almost uniform-like series of looks, some expensively utilitarian and others so lush and light they almost looked like loungewear. “I’m always looking for the perfect mix between ease and functionality. Super crispy cotton jackets that you wear like shirts. Pyjamas you can wear like evening chic. In and out. Very soft suiting. Oversized light cotton parka. Big pockets,” Lemaire said in his awesome createur staccato. For all the luxury that defines his work, the desinger insisted his collection was simply workwear. “‘Back to work’ is the name of the collection in my mind,” he said. And in head to toe Christophe Lemaire, a day’s work suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.