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Behind the seams | Autumn Winter ’17

Behind the seams | Autumn Winter ’17

Our autumn collection is inspired by the Japanese view of life, in particular the art of Wabi Sabi. Through embracing a simple, uncluttered aesthetic, we’ve concentrated on paring back inessentials and finding beauty in imperfections. We are abandoning the perfect and celebrating authentic craftsmanship whilst appreciating the beauty of natural objects. The Wabi Sabi way of life favours authenticity over perfection and the natural and organic over clinical and symmetrical. This appreciation of fragile and incomplete things that do not adhere to our preconceived idea of beauty is something that is at the forefront of  our designs in this collection.   In the first part of the season  we have created pieces with raw edged seams, asymmetric and unfinished hems. Layered textures and unique silhouettes are supported by a palette of blush and natural tones of dusty pink and stone.   Towards the end of the season, there is a harmony between nature and design with a palette of rich tones of forest green and deep charcoal. Intarsia prints in scattered designs inspired by Raku ceramics give character, touch and feel. Keep tuned for our new season styles, coming soon! Shop our summer collection here.
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 19, 2017
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Best Summer Reads

Best Summer Reads

Summer is officially here and during the holiday season and there’s nothing quite like diving into a new book while relaxing on a beach to escape even further. It’s time to unwind with one of these page-turners. Whether you’re lounging bedside or tanning by the pool, here are eight books you’ll want to get lost in.     VILLA AMERICA Liza Klaussmann, 2015 Klaussmann has fictionalized the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, illustrious American expats central to the 1920s arts and literature movements in Paris and Cap d’Antibes, where they built their fabled home Villa America.       THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS Arundhati Roy, 2017 From the author of The God of Small Things, this highly anticipated novel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic narrative approach and unforgettable characters.     BONJOUR TRISTESSE Françoise Sagan, 1954 Sagan’s 17 year-old narrator Cecile has a chic life, living in Paris with her charming father and holidaying on the French Riviera. Weave your way through glamorous descriptions and psychological tension in this perfect holiday read.     FATES AND FURIES Lauren Groff, 2015 An elegant and intricate story of a flawed marriage over twenty-four years, this book will show you that there are 2 sides ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 23, 2017
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behind the seams | spring summer ’17 collection

We’re very excited to share with you a sneak peek of our upcoming Spring Summer ’17 collection. Our new collection takes inspiration from the senses and how we perceive our surrounding natural environment. For a behind-the seams look at the new collection, here are our key themes in more detail: In a world of evolving technology, from time to time we crave a simple, natural existence. In this collection we have explored a world without technology, one that is influenced by the forces of nature. This is a celebration of craftsmanship and texture that draws on the essentials of life whilst paving a way to the future. We have also explored the inter-connectivity between design, architecture, nature and culture and how they influence and work with each other. Architecture lends itself to fashion and design can take inspiration from nature- the world is unified through creativity. Our new collection will give you a foundation to your wardrobe by offering a mix of classic tailoring and a fresh take on qualities. Key pieces include wide-legged trousers, fresh cotton poplin shirts in our signature oversized silhouettes, sports-luxe jersey jackets and t-shirt dresses. Our luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 13, 2017
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Behind the collection | AW16

Our new Autumn collection is here! We’re so excited to share with you our inspirations behind our beautiful new collection. Our designs for the Autumn season take inspiration from minimalist twentieth-century architectural style.  The colour palette and the organic forms used in the work of Le Corbusier and the monochromatic structural qualities of Mies van der Rohe’s work inform the designs throughout the season.     We have focused on simplicity through using clean lines and with a pure use of colour at the beginning of the season. The structure of the garments refer to the lines used in modern architecture with sculptured silhouettes and curved forms. Textural, weather-worn exteriors are the inspiration for print. Building materials such as concrete, steel and brick inspired the colour palette of the collection, and offer texture to surfaces. Les 100 Ciels’ luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and this season this beautiful yarn is given a multi-dimensional effect by varying weights and layering. We hope that you enjoy wearing our new collection! Shop new arrivals here.
by Les 100 Ciels Team on August 25, 2016
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Summer linens inspired by nature

Our new dyed linens are inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sky, reflecting our name Les 100 Ciels (One Hundred Skies in French). From indigo summer skies to golden sunsets, these hues embody the colours of warm climates, whilst the natural linen quality feels fresh and cool. The tie-dyed linen styles are individually hand dyed, meaning that each one is unique! Ombre colours and prints have inspired our designers throughout this Spring Summer ’16 season and this has been reflected in styles our new golden toned pieces. Read on to see our moodboards for the new linen styles! Shop now | Hue Linen Top          Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan           Tip: Pair both together!     Shop now | Hue Linen top         Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan       Tip: Pair both together! Shop now | Trace Linen Vest         Shop now | Taint Linen Top      Shop now | Strike Linen Cardigan 
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 01, 2016
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Buy now, wear forever

We’ve picked our top styles from our Summer Sale to make choosing your forever-piece easier!                                                                                  Shop all our Summer Sale here!    
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 28, 2016
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