On November 5, LEMAIRE opened a corner housed in a pavilion at Dover Street Market Beijing.
The iconic Croissant bag is displayed in different sizes, alongside LEMAIRE shoes, belts and jewelry. Ready-to-wear menswear and womenswear, crafted from fabrics selected for their quality and designed for everyday wear, are also present.
For Gschwandtner, it was important to hang the garments in a way that related to the rest of the structure, so he bent metal wires into standard dry cleaner hangers and coated them on both sides with canvas. The rectangular shape folds down and acts as a shoulder rest. He also plastered some chairs and stitched some telescoping display structures, so every piece and body have a place.
In one piece, we can see a twisted shirt made of canvas that is embedded, lined and pressed within the plaster cladding, resembling a fossil or a person's movement captured in canvas.
The work of Lukas Gschwandtner engages with the scale and measurement of the human body and its interaction with space, furniture and objects in both a historical and a contemporary context. He investigates the body language that a piece of furniture suggests and how this proposal is interrupted and repurposed by its use.
Visitors and passersby will find a one-of-a-kind space dedicated to the LEMAIRE collections.