Lemaire Changes the Meaning of Monotone for Spring 2020
By: Salma Ahmed
French designer Christophe Lemaire breathes a new life into monotone looks for his Spring 2020 collection, debuted during Paris Fashion Week.
The designer’s eponymous brand has been consistent with its inclusion of monotone looks throughout its collections throughout the years, with only occasional guest appearances by colors and patterns.
For the latest collection, the designer made the silhouettes his sole focus. With exactly half of the 40 looks being completely black and the other half dominated by neutral-colored, monotoned looks, the designer’s unique silhouettes had a chance to shine as the star of the collection.
Despite the lack of color within the collection, no two looks were remotely similar. The designer played with textures and layering, giving us a new take on monotone looks. The collection featured different shades of the same colors, including black which also came in varying sheens.
The collection included a few menswear looks, which fit right in with the collection and its loose-fitting nature. In fact, the better half of the collection could easily pass as androgynous.
Fitted trousers, long coats, and statement accessories were the most memorable pieces from the collection. They fit the brand’s aesthetic but still had a modern twist. Among the list of memorable pieces that had us talking were the variation of mid-length skirts that had a rigid form, adding shape to the body with their unchangeable structure.
To keep the silhouettes the main focus on the runway, the models were given natural make-up looks paired with bold brows and sleek hair parted in the middle.
Lemaire gave us one of the most wearable collections of Fashion Month. This collection is a minimalist’s dream and will definitely serve as an inspiration for the upcoming fall. Let us know which look you will try and recreate.