The French designer Léa Peckre has proved her worth already in 2011 when she won the prestigious Hyères festival. She wowed the judges with her marble and granite colors and textured clothes. She learned the trade even better by working at big fashion institutes like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Isabel Marant. We can be rightly proud because Léa is a graduate of the Brussels fashion institute La Cambre, and she keeps on making us proud with her new collection…
In the same way that different materials were put opposite each other in her previous collection, she now makes different elements coincide. This time she chose architecture and nature. The architectural monolith shapes of the clothes overflow in an organic scheme. Like a neglected building that becomes overgrown by weeds, her collection also seems to resist the passing of time. It comes to no surprise that Léa Peckre was inspired by architect Adolf Loos. His buildings mostly are very minimal and consist of large blocks of granite, this explains the monolith shapes and straight lines in the collection. But his buildings also reveal a soft side when they become wore down and nature runs its course. And that’s when the magic happens!
In her own way Peckre provides for a fluent transition between this two opposites: the hardness of the buildings and the organic alive shapes of the plants. A beautiful symbiosis ! The result is an elegant collection for strong women but still with a softer side.
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