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Jul 5, 2021
The installation features certain of these architectural elements — three doors and windows — in different shades of white and a smoky black that echo one of the key pieces in Lemaire’s fall collection , featuring a marbled print. The artworks are interspersed with five complete looks from Lemaire as well as accessories from the collection for the display. “Creation is also a process of communication with material. When I hold the traditional Chinese handmade paper…, it is as comfortable and pleasant as wearing a garment that would perfectly express my personality,” Lin Yan said. The “Yin Lan – Lemaire: Beijing Gateway” installation Jin Jia Ji Lemaire and Tran regularly feature artists’ work in their designs — their spring 2022 collection includes a capsule featuring prints of landscapes by Joseph Yoakum, and others have incorporated the work of artists like Martin Ramírez and Carlos Peñafiel — and collaborate with creatives from different spheres for their retail installations. Last year, they worked with Tokyo-based Kobayashi-san on an installation at Dover Street Market in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood. Their Tokyo pop-up that opened last year is the fruit of a collaboration with the SKWAT collective, made up of architecture firm Daikei Mills and book store Twelvebooks, and features wooden displays created using the traditional Kigumi construction technique. Originally planned for a single season, the Tokyo store — Lemaire’s only stand-alone outside Paris — will remain open until next spring at least. “It’s performed well, and it allows us to understand our Japanese clientele better,” Tran said. As for China, it is also a growing market for Lemaire. The label has 25 doors there, including Dover Street Market and Lane Crawford.