Where the runway meets the street

Monsieur Lacenaire is a new French brand specializing in high end knitwear. A while back we had the chance to check them out live and were impressed right away.

“The designer Garance Broca, who worked at Hermes for three years, took her knowledge to make knitwear that’s classic and subtly subversive. Which means they’ve got knitted varsities’ (like the one you see above), cardigans with plackets that turn into scarves and other little twists that show off a slight edge in knitting know how. Made in the same factories she visited during her time in Hermes, the collection uses Alpaca (both regular and the baby kind) and Italian merino for the wools, making everything in France.”

The best piece in the collection was the knitted varsity jacket, which you see on the above image.

A further look at the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection follows here.

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