Collection: P. Le Moult
PRALINE LE MOULT
A graduate of both CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS and the ÉCOLE des BEAUX-ARTS de PARIS, winner of the 2005 LVMH Young Creatives Prize, PRALINE LE MOULT draws on her family history to create what she describes as ‘activewear in retro cuts’.
PROJET LE MOULT
Praline’s great-grandfather was the French naturalist EUGÈNE LE MOULT, who was as famous for hunting butterflies as he was for his custom-made wardrobe. Praline inherited his expansive clothing collection, and is using the original cuts to create a range of unisex home-adventure-wear in contemporary fabrics..
«People think that hunting butterflies is a symbol of cute nonchalance. In fact it's a sport, and even one of the hardest. In France this would mean constant walking, climbing, sprinting or long-distance running. In the tropics, it's the same thing, plus the threat of wild animals.»
E. Le Moult in PARIS MATCH №314 2nd April 1955
Projet Le Moult reworks the original wardrobe of E. Le Moult in 100% SOUTH-INDIAN COTTON, grown on the fields used for the original Anglo-Indian PAY-JAMA, woven to our own designs on nearby looms and sewn up the coast in cosmopolitan Bombay in the workshop of close friends that Praline’s in-laws have been producing with since the early 1970s.
Eugène grew up in DEVIL’S ISLAND, French Guiana in the Amazon, then the world’s most famous supermax prison colony, now part of the European Union. His engineer dad had been posted here to build the first roads (the infrastructure is now in use by the EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY ).
E. Le Moult had clothes tailored for himself to wear on the ocean-liner to South America, and when hunting and sleeping in the jungle (on these expeditions Eugène shared his tents with convict helpers, sent to the jungle after murder or three convictions for crimes*.)
*(see “Papillon” BOOK or movies with STEVE MCQUEEN and DUSTIN HOFFMAN or CHARLIE HUNNAM and RAMI MALEK)
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