A literature and applied arts graduate who spent seven years as an assistant at various fashion design studios, Christophe Lemaire founded his namesake brand in 1991 following four years working alongside Christian Lacroix. In 2000, he was appointed artistic director of Lacoste and restored the brand’s iconic image in the space of just a decade. In June 2010, he assumed artistic direction of Hermès women’s prêt-à-porter, a position he held for four years. He now focuses his efforts on his own brand, which was renamed LEMAIRE in 2014. Christophe Lemaire also serves as artistic director of the Uniqlo R&D center in Paris and designs the Uniqlo U line.
A literary publisher by training, Sarah-Linh Tran charted a path to the world of fashion, where she can give free rein to her sensitivity, fondness of words and narrative approaches. She imbued the women’s collection with a new silhouette while telling the vibrant story of the brand’s creative processes and their sources of inspiration. Sarah-Linh Tran also serves as a co-creative director on womenswear at the Uniqlo Design Center in Paris.