LE LABORATOIRE LAUSANNE
Lausanne is synonymous with luxury and good living. An appreciation for the finer things in life which have an emphasis on quality but not notoriety. The central old town of Lausanne plays host to the great and the good. An elegant mesh of streets intertwine beneath the imposing cathedral to afford its discerning shoppers a modest array of life´s essentials in food, fun and fashion.
Possibly one of the most progressive (in an Avant Garde sense) apparel offerings that this jewel in the Swiss Riviera bestows to residents and visitors alike, is a visit to the fashion forward boutique, Le Laboratoire. For the past ten years, the founders Maryll and Patricia have been composing and creating consistently original and somewhat offbeat creations which are steadily acquired and approved by the European and International fashion scene.
Since its initiation in 2010, Le Laboratoire has presented its annual collections of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter with atypical performances, giving the more discerning client a digestion of these autochthonous, yet wearable garments for men, women, children and accessories which are available in the boutique, on-line and around selected designer shops in Switzerland.
¨Laboratoire creates all its designs and prototypes within Lausanne and works in producing small series (of around 10 pieces per style) in three different workshops within Switzerland and also in China, with a commitment to ethical trading.¨ – Maryll & Patricia
Habitués label their playful styles, featuring asymmetrical cuts and hidden pockets as ´lively, pleasant and comfortable´ enough to wear every day, whilst maintaining a unique identity which is apparent across their range of womens outer wear, dresses and jump suits with something also for the men in outerwear, smart and casual wear. In addition to their comprehensive collections, affiliations with brands such as VIU X Laboratoire, Swiss Fashion Point and Heavy Craft give this boutique additional clout as a multi-brand experience.
You can discover the Spring / Summer 2016 collection entitled ´BYCICLE´ by visiting the boutique in Lausannes Rue Mercerie or by going on-line and visiting their shop, Facebook and Instagram profiles. Their namesake label is additionally stocked in boutiques around Switzerland such as Basel´s Ahoi Ahoi, Zurich´s Camaleon, Geneva´s DouDou & Co, Zurich´s Saus & Braus and Fribourg´s Et pis c´est tout with more boutiques planned as the popularity of their designs and cult runway shows spread across Suisse.
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Photography: Le Laboratoire