For more than 35 years French boutique LECLAIREUR has aimed to disrupt the fashion industry, daring its customers to continually look ahead as it positions itself as a visionary force in the world of fashion. Since its first space opened in 1980 in an art gallery on the Champs-Elysées, LECLAIREUR has stocked a formidable A-Z list of designers, from Alexander McQueen to Zagliani. Today, the luxury boutique becomes the latest to join the International Woolmark Prize retails partners, on the hunt for the next big name in fashion.
One of France’s most luxurious boutiques, LECLAIREUR, has become the latest retailer to join the International Woolmark Prize and throw its support behind the world’s best emerging design talent. LECLAIREUR customers will be able to find the winning collections of SUKETDHIR and Teatum Jones in store for the AW16 season.
LECLAIREUR’s philosophy perfectly aligns to that of the International Woolmark Prize: fostering the development of emerging international design talent and constantly on the lookout for the next big name in fashion. It has positioned itself as a force in the world of fashion, lifestyle and design.
“Since its inception 35 years ago, LECLAIREUR’s mission has been to discover and shine a light on the world’s most intriguing and exciting emerging designers,” explains LECLAIREUR Chief Buyer Patrick Aramburu.
“Partnering with organisations such as The Woolmark Company, honouring the designers' respective visions and introducing them to a broader public serve that mission and also enrich how we see, learn and wear pieces from these talented creators every day.”
France continues to remain at the forefront of womenswear high-end fashion and Merino wool continues to have a strong presence in this luxury market, just as it did more than half a century ago. It was in Paris back in 1953 that the first edition of the award was established, as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat. The following year, two relatively unknown designers, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, won the award in Paris and were quickly catapulted to become icons around the world.