On Monday, January 16, 2017, Nordstrom launched the first ever capsule collection by designer Léa Peckre. Peckre is known for designs that balance a street edge with the texture and refinement of classics, making her creations a perfect fit for Nordstrom’s in-store boutique, SPACE, curated by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects.
Peckre’s eight-piece collection uses a variety of fabrics and cuts to play with transparency, dark palettes and an air of romance. Prices start at $195 for a two-layered transparent top, and range to $1,195 for the ruffled, long-sleeve Nil dress.
“I think my customers are looking for creativity and elegance,” said Peckre. “For this capsule collection, I developed a complex combination of ruffles and smocking in the pieces. Together, they have an artfully restrained take on femininity that is graceful, self-aware and quietly confident.”
The Paris-based designer worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Isabel Marant and the house of Givenchy before stepping out on her own in 2012. She launched her own brand with her FW 2013-2014 collection. She then designed a unique ready-to-wear clothing line for the 130th anniversary of the lingerie brand Maison Lejaby. For SS 2015, she opened Paris Fashion Week for the first time. Her FW 2015 collection featured a shoe collaboration with fellow French designer Amelie Pichard, and in July 2015 the brand was awarded with the prestigious ANDAM First Collection Prize. More recently, Peckre showed her SS 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week.
Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons Collection, Koché, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan, Molly Goddard and more. The shop lives as a standalone boutique within the store’s designer department, and houses cross-category collections of apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods and fragrance.
The Léa Peckre Capsule Collection can be found in eight space locations and online at Nordstrom.com/SPACE.
Images courtesy of Nordstrom.