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sculptured silhouettes in cool cotton

Cool cotton and neutral palettes complement the crisp tailoring and elegant lines of this new wave of minimalism. Our new designs for spring are influenced by 90’s minimalism and structural architecture. Attention to detail and ultimate comfort is in focus here- fused hems and box pleats give a contemporary feel. Read on for more details about the styles in our edit! Glow pleated blouse Elevated from a simple t-shirt shape, this gorgeous blouse has been given a boxy shape which slopes subtly at the back. It’s easy-to-wear with a zip at the back and the pleats on the lower half add a feminine touch. Tip: Wear with slim fitting trousers Shop here!   Rico pleated top This go-with-everything top has a beautiful asymmetric hem with fused edges- giving it a modern and clean finish. The cotton poplin gives structure to the pleats at the back and is contrasted with loose, comfortable cotton jersey at the front for a contemporary take on the t-shirt. Tip: This style looks great with jeans. Shop here!   Carrie pleated dress Sister to Rico, this cotton dress is perfect for garden parties under the sun as the cotton poplin on the back is cool and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 06, 2016
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Weekend getaway essentials: What to pack

Are you making the most of this long weekend and escaping the city? Get inspiration for what to wear with our off-duty bank holiday favourites. What to wear | Departure Lounge Travel in ultimate comfort with our cashmere joggers and hoodie whilst still remaining stylish. Check list: Steph cashmere hoodie Natalia cashmere joggers   What to wear | Staycation Fall back in love with your city by making the most of the extra day to explore new areas and discover hidden gems Where to go: Brunch with friends in your home town Check list: Urai sleeveless coat Lorna cardigan Marvey culottes Tyle joggers Shop full edit here! What to pack | City Break Soak up some culture and escape the city for a weekend of alfresco dinners, museums and art galleries. Where to go: Sightseeing in Rome Check list: Nove cotton trousers Sketch silk blouse Cozz shirt Calivn ottoman jumper What to pack | Sun Seekers Tired of these April showers? Jet off for some sun and slip into our easy-to-wear, breezy dresses. Where to go: Sun lounging in Lisbon Check list: Ocean silk dress Dash silk dress Thrill cotton shirt Marvey Culottes Shop full edit here!
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 26, 2016
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Know your knits: The Ottoman Rib

Here at Les 100 Ciels, we’re knit obsessed! With knitwear running through the core of every collection, we know a thing or too about different types of knits.  We would like to introduce you to our new ottoman ribbed jumper, Calivn. This light-weight knit will keep you cosy on cooler spring evenings and is breathable going into the summer months thanks to the tubular stitches’ long pockets of air.   Calivn has clean, rolled edges and a split hem making it the perfect partner for jeans on the weekends. This knit’s USP is it’s smooth, soft inside on the reverse of the ribbed exterior. The firm qualities of the stitch means that the shape will keep and gives the style a modern, boxy feel. Shop Calivn now! Click here  
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 15, 2016
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SS16 Designer’s Inspiration

  New season, new knitwear! Want to be in the know about next season’s key shapes and colours? Look no further than our interview with the brains behind the new Spring Summer ’16 styles, our Head Designer Stephanie. She tells us what inspired her designs this season by showing us a glimpse of her moodboard, and explains what qualities we will all be wearing this summer. Bring on the warmer months!   “This season, we’ve taken inspiration from the minimal 90’s decade, with particular emphasis on structure and simplistic silhouettes. We’ve used references from the archives of couture design and combined this with interesting yarn techniques for a modern feel.”     “We’ve looked at primitive, tribal influences to inform our print designs. The main focus for colour has come from the work of artist Callum Innes. He uses a method of layering pigments of colour, which results in a vivid array of tones. We’ve translated these varying hues into a fusion of pale pink, grey marls and indigo ombré details.” “In this Spring Summer season, we’ve focused on using natural fabrics like washed silks, linen and cotton. Our signature summer quality, cotton poplin, gives you a freshness when worn making it perfect for warmer days! We’ve also experimented with hand-dyed ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 22, 2016
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How to wear: boxy fit

Today we are focusing on our favourite box fit styles. Let’s start by deciphering our boxy shape! Decoding the Les 100 Ciels boxy fit Our designs are built around a core of classic silhouettes, which are combined with contemporary fashion styles every season. The Les 100 Ciels ‘fashion’ styles combine innovative cuts with unique detailing, featuring dipped hems and asymmetric shapes. Inspired by minimalist shapes, the selected styles fall into this innovative fashion range but still remain super easy to wear! Read our how-to-wear guide to make choosing your fashion-forward styles that much easier!   ‘The loose-fit’ Katie is our easy-breezy summer style in natural linen. The silhouette is loose with a slight flare and features a split-hem for added interest! Katie Linen Top | £69 Styling tips: Contrast the flared top with slim-fitting jeans for a modern silhouette. This is the style for you if you want to flatter your middle area. ‘The cropped box’ Chant is short and sweet with a bright, bold print! There’s a split at the back which creates a figure-flattering line and features cropped sleeves for a fresh feel. Chant | Was £109 NOW £65  Styling tip: Feeling adventurous? Clash with another print for a fun ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 17, 2015
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the cashmere treatment

Say hello to our new Cotton-Like-Cashmere line! New in for Spring, these basics are soft like our luxurious cashmere, but with the coolness of cotton. What makes this line so special is the lengths we go to ensure that you experience this softness. We use a different process than what is usually used to spin cotton- we give it the cashmere treatment! The cotton goes through our wool and cashmere spinning methods, allowing the fibres to become super plump and fluffy. We love producing these pieces and we hope you enjoy wearing them too! Get Hatter, Hapcar and Maddie here!
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 08, 2015
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