Finding Les LibellulesEfesti
A feminine project, an atelier, a kids clothing brand, an expository place, a boutique, a place where the creativity and the inspiration meet with the ability to create beautiful things. Les Libellules is all of that and even more. It’s the fruit of the union of the mastery, the knowledge and the passion of three young women – Alice Cappelli, Isabelle Guignand, Paola Parenti. They’ve chosen to emphasize on the recovering and the valorization of the handmade in Italy as a synonym of quality and attention to the detail. In fact, the project has its roots in the art of tailoring. Moreover, it succeeds in recovering the typical couture movement and combining it with a unique stylistic research. The minimalistic and animalistic measures are typical of the Japanese fashion. The style of the models is classical vintage that brings up in mind the illustration from the past époques only to return to the modern morphology. The particular attention to the detail is never casual. A perfect example of this are the fine vintage buttons, handmade in the Marais district of Paris. They are capable of making us fly in our imagination in search of an endangered world. It’s places like Les Libellules that are trying to keep this magical world alive.