By giving an edge to traditionally feminine shapes through modern embroidery and structured cutting, up and coming womenswear brand Le Photographe celebrate the dainty without forgetting about practicality. Headed by designer Christopher Beales, who was previously the senior womenswear tailor in Tom Ford for three consecutive seasons, Le Photographe made its debut in March 2014, showing their AW Ready To Wear collection at the Trace Showrooms in Paris.
For their AW14 collection, the brand showcased an array of highly feminine garments in desaturated colours, featuring a soft play in textures. Using transparencies to highlight the geometric detailing, the collection featured delicately embellished, well-structured dresses. The details and the attention to the craftsmanship of the pieces made Ready To Wear as Couture as it can be whilst forever thinking of the modern, yet timelessly glamorous woman.
Forming an identity around detail and technique, Le Photographe shows a balance between the contemporary and the traditionally beautiful, using high quality materials and cutting to create a new take on the traditional feminine silhouette.
Having previously worked at a senior pattern cutter at Alexander McQueen and travelling to Mumbai to set up a workshop at a leading embroidery and manufacturing house, Beales brings together an array of skills and techniques that make Le Photographe. Made up of high quality garments whilst always paying attention to wearability and personality, Le Photographe are sure to shine through in this season's Fashion Scout catwalk.
By Biju Belinky, Contributor, (@bijubelinky).
Images, courtesy of Le Photographe