SPRING-SUMMER 2022 / JOSEPH YOAKUM CAPSULE

SPRING-SUMMER 2022 JOSEPH YOAKUM CAPSULE

Following on from past collections, LEMAIRE continues to showcase visual and figurative motifs
through capsule wardrobes that meld pictorial surfaces with the body in motion.

In Black Mountain Range Near Montgomery Alabama South U.S.A., 1970
LEFT: Irene is wearing the Yoakum sleeveless dress and blanket made of dry silk RIGHT: MT. LIZARD HEAD IN SAN JUAN MTN RANGE NEAR SILVERTON COLORADO, 1970

LEMAIRE has created series of light silk and cotton pieces with elemental forms, from the vibrant drawings of Native American folk artist Joseph Yoakum [1890-1972], whose tranquil landscapes were inspired by his travels. The wardrobe comprises a rectangle dress, a T-shirt dress, halternecks, shirts and accessories (quilted blanket-skirt, bag and scarf). It draws from the evocative poetic power of these faraway landscape-worlds with postcard titles: Mt. Galdhopiggen of Hardangervidda Glacier near Dombas, In Black Mountain Range Near Montgomery Alabama South, Mound Valley, Kansas and Mt. Lizard Head in San Juan Mtn Range near Silverton Colorado.

Left: Goldhopiggan of Hardangenviddo Glacier near Dombas Norway N.E.E., 1963 RIGHT: MAMADOU WEARING THE YOAKUM SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT MADE OF DRY SILK
Mound Valley, Kansas, n.d.
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