Léa Peckre – Cemeteries are fields of flowers
Léa Peckre – remember her name. She is the Winner from the Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography 2011.
The jury, presided by designer Raf Simons this year – along with Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler and Tim Blanks, to name a few – awarded the young French designer with the coveted Grand Prix du Jury this year which comes with a 15,000€ L’Oréal Prize.
Léa’s collection was inspired by darkness – cemeteries in particular, but romanticised and described as “the absurd beauties of the end of life and the confusing places who give a strong and mysterious atmosphere.”
In contrast to the concept of death and the dark veils of her models; came the lightness of chiffon, the soft shades of pale green and sepia pink, the delicate embroidery of sequins, the sheer laces and silks, the craftsmanship of detail.
Remarkable both in aesthetics and in technique, it is no wonder that the work of Léa won the Jury over. After stints at Givenchy, Maison Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chloé, it is time for Léa to fly with her own wings and bring poetry to couture.
Photography by Alizé Morand. Please credit.