“This season we wanted to open the doors to a feel of enhanced versatility; clothes have to be ‘appropriated’ even more easily than usual,” said Sarah-Linh Tran, the label’s cocreator, on a Zoom from the Lemaire studio in Paris. “We wanted the collection to express even more softness and lightness; we worked on hybrids, modular, and flexible pieces that can be adjusted and changed with simple gestures.”

Lemaire’s approach to style—realistic with a side of chic, individual, off-kilter edge—is pertinent to today’s lifestyle. Its evolution is gentle and considered—this isn’t a label from which to expect tectonic shifts of vocabulary each season. In both the women’s and men’s spring offerings, shapes were kept ample and flowy, their relaxed allure making for easy layering. Plays on draping and folding added an edgy yet airy feel to functional everyday pieces, made in lightweight fabrics in a palette of subtly saturated hues. “It’s the idea of a versatile wardrobe that has to suit different situations and be worn by different people,” said Tran. “The generosity of the volumes underlines the openness to a diversity of needs, attitudes, and morphologies.”