Lalage launched her own label in 2005 having gained extensive experience designing for famous English fashion houses during the eighties and nineties. Trained in Fashion at the University of the West of England, Lalage (who is in fact English - name is ancient Greek and pronounced La - la - ghee) began her career at Aquascutum, where she developed her understanding of the true meaning of quality. Lalage has an unrivalled appreciation of tailoring, textiles and finish and consequently went on to design for several other celebrated English brands (Burberry and Mulberry to name but two) before her three year sabbatical in New Zealand. Here Lalage focused her attention on buying and retailing designer clothing, returning to England in 2004 to design her first collection under her own name.
Lalage's creations combine classical elegance with distinctive detailing for a look that embodies sophistication and style. The pieces are beautiful, original and chic but in an understated way, meaning the garments transcend the flightiness of high fashion. The collection demonstrates true craftsmanship with lasting appeal and understandably her boutique has acquired a loyal following with customers enjoying the subtle sexiness of the clothes. It is feminine but without the frills and therefore ideal for any occasion from the boardroom to cocktails.
Lalage designs many of her unique fabrics and achieves a polished and immaculate image but her sense of fun is inherent in every piece. Taking inspiration from the 60s, her timeless designs suit any age and the simplicity of the cut will flatter most silhouettes. Why not call Lalage for a personal style consultation; ideal if you need help putting together a capsule wardrobe or alternatively if you require some honest advice from an expert in the tricks of shape, shade and proportion.
Lalage likes to spend as much time as possible in the boutiques to meet the customers, show them through the range and help with any special requirements. Lalage's studio is situated above the Knightsbridge boutique on Beauchamp Place so she is based there all week. Should you like to meet her, give us a call before you drop in just in case she is away.