By Laura Higgins
French lingerie label, Maison Lejaby, have collaborated with designer Léa Peckre to launch a prêt à porter collection for AW14.
Made in France, the contemporary collection blurs the boundaries between lingerie and prêt à porter by crossing fabrics, techniques and their usage.
The collection is influenced by the 80s and the 90s, focusing on cover silhouettes and features moulded dresses, bodysuits and unstructured blouses.
Statement pieces made out of tulle give a screen like effect on the skin to suggest, rather than reveal the underwear. Both silk and lace were deliberately left out of the collection.
Peckre commented: “I didn’t want any classicism. I wanted to bring a more modern touch.
“It’s very important to be able to define one’s own style when being in a collaborative process, especially when you begin in this trade. Consequently, I have built a collection in my own way, following the codes of the trademark specific to Maison Lejaby,” she added.
Peckre has brought what is usually underneath to the outside for Maison Lejaby.