Lemaire is a Paris-based house designed by Christophe Lemaire and his partner, Sarah-Linh Tran. He was born in Paris, and spent some time in Senegal as a young child before returning to France. Christophe learned his craft through internships at Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix. He launched is own label in 1992. Enjoying considerable success in Japan, he went on to become artistic director at Lacoste between 2000 and 2010, before replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier as artistic director for Hermès' ready-to-wear women's. His partner, Sarah-Linh Tran, is Studio Director of the brand, and co-designs the womenswear. He returned to his own label after a four-year hiatus from 2007, and had been showing menswear and womenswear under the label 'Christophe Lemaire', alongside his offerings at Hermès. He has decided to return his attention to it fully, with his last collection with Hermès being S/S 2015. He has since rebranded the house to 'Lemaire', to reflect the collective, independent project led by both Christophe and Sarah-Linh. SHOWS Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! First some really early stuff, pretty funny: videos have been removed from youtube Haute Couture F/W '10 http://hommemodel.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/runway-christophe-lemaire-haute-couture.html S/S '11 http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2011-menswear/christophe-lemaire/collection F/W '11 Women's http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2011-ready-to-wear/christophe-lemaire/collection Men's http://hommemodel.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/runway-christopher-lemaire-fw11.html http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2011-menswear/christophe-lemaire/collection S/S '12 Women's: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2012-ready-to-wear/christophe-lemaire/collection Men's http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2012-menswear/christophe-lemaire/collection F/W '12 Women's: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2012-ready-to-wear/christophe-lemaire/collection Men's: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2012-menswear/christophe-lemaire/collection S/S '13 Women's: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2013-ready-to-wear/christophe-lemaire/collection Men's: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2013-menswear/christophe-lemaire/collection F/W '13 http://www.styleforum.net/t/339067/christophe-lemaire-fall-winter-2013/0_50 S/S '14 http://www.styleforum.net/t/364242/christophe-lemaire-spring-summer-2014/0_50 F/W '14 http://www.styleforum.net/t/377070/christophe-lemaire-fw2014/0_50 S/S '15 http://www.styleforum.net/t/402128/christophe-lemaire-spring-summer-2015/0_50 F/W '16 http://www.styleforum.net/t/450661/christophe-lemaire-fw2015/0_50 Pre-Fall '16 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.653749441417665.1073741849.215125998613347&type=1 INTERVIEWS Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! B Magazine, 2010 http://www.dalchodha.com/Christophe-Lemaire Interview Magasine, 2013 http://www.interviewmagazine.com/fashion/christophe-lemaire-paris-fw-2013#_ Remodelista, 2014 http://www.remodelista.com/posts/style-counsel-q-and-a-with-christophe-lemaire-and-sarah-linh-tran Many of Them Magazine, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=576021582523785&id=215125998613347 Bon Magazine, 2014 - great read! http://bon.se/article/guardians-of-the-garments/ STOCKISTS Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! Thanks to @sipang, @Bam!ChairDance, @Parker, @Watashidake, @nicelynice and @gettoasty for your contributions past.