In 1992, Paris-based designer Christophe Lemaire launched his own fashion label. In addition to running his own label, he simultaneously held high profile design roles in the industry including a 4-year stint as creative director of Hermés. Lemaire's designs show an uncompromising attention to detail and dignity of style. The clothing is influenced by Paris' cosmopolitan streets of yesterday and today. The collections are designed and developed in the Marais district of Paris near the 28 rue de Poitou historic shop.