June 23, 2011 Paris
For Spring, Lemaire channeled "a mood of tropical night." It brought him to a lush print of flowers blooming on dark ground, and a new palette of rich cadet blues and bottle greens that, more than his usual pale neutrals, intensified his unadorned creations, from big-shouldered, boxy blazers to pleated carrot pants."I let myself go a little bit," he explained. Wretched excess it isn't, but the relaxation suits him.