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Lea Peckre: "Cemeteries Are Fields of Flowers"

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Although French designer Lea Peckre drew her inspiration in part from cemeteries, it was not a fascination of the macabre, but rather the structured shapes of the mausoleums, and the colors and shapes of the tombstones.

A former apprentice at various fashion houses such as Rochas, Givenchy, Maison Martin Margiela, Chloe and Jean Paul Gaultier, Lea Peckre has won several fashion awards, including La Cambre Jury Prize 2010.

The young designer is also among the ten fashion designers selected to participate at the 2011 Festival of Hyeres.

The construction of the garment will be partly structured, sometimes quite massive, a reminder of the graves and adorned monuments. In opposition, sets of transparency, light fabrics, blur, such as muslins, silk jersey, lace, a balance with the environment of the cemetery, the landscape...
A look at Lea Peckre's standout 2010 collection.
Courtesy Lea Peckre
Photographer Kevin Laloux
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