Wilfried Lantoine is a young brand based in Paris. The conventional sexist codes of dressing and styling are pushed aside in order to free the body. The pieces of clothing are urban, elegant and timeless. They are inspired by dance, uniforms and the arts and are aimed at creative modern men and women. Every material used in the collections is sourced carefully; pieces are manufactured in France in the best ateliers. The idea is to offer high quality clothing with a strong design, tailored for elegant women and men’s urban lifestyles.
Wilfried graduated from the National School of visual Arts of La Cambre in
Brussels before building up his skills working for Balenciaga, Matthew
Williamson, Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci.
Lantoine launched his eponymous label’s Collection 0 for Spring/Summer 2016 in Paris with a desire to push aside conventional sexist codes of dressing and styling in order to free the body. The pieces of clothing are urban, elegant and timeless. They are inspired by dance, uniforms and the arts and are aimed at women. Every material used in the collections is sourced carefully; pieces are manufactured in France in the best ateliers. The idea is to offer high quality clothing with a strong design, tailored for elegant women’s urban lifestyles.
Wilfried Lantoine is part of Designer’s Apartment, a carefully selected group of young labels presented by the Federation de la Mode, and a finalist for the newly launched L’Oreal Paris Fashion Grant.
The collection is currently sold in the US with Please Do Not Enter in LA and was featured in key publications such as Vogue Paris, Document Journal and ELLE France.
WILFRIED LANTOINE pays homage to the diversity of Parisian women with his COLLECTION 3, Fall/Winter 2017 collection:
By drawing inspiration from the diversity inherent to different districts of Paris, Wilfried Lantoine offers a re-interpretation of the key pieces that shaped Parisian fashion mixing them with new influences from street fashion.
The contrast of movement between different districts and the weight of all cultural past drives the collection with contracts of fabrics and style like velvet and mesh coat, silk with rib detailing on skirts and pants.
A revisited Camee artwork serves as print in this collection, mixing French elegance with a 90’s French touch esthetic. Wilfried also finds a way to include a reference to the club scene always present in Lantoine’s collections – Camee also means ‘junkie’ in French.
With his new collection, Wilfried Lantoine shapes a mixed dressing, compatible with the complexity of today’s work-leisure schedules and plays with elegance and the new codes of Paris street fashion.