Le Vestiaire de Jeanne – fashion as art from France

I consider myself to be a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to clothing for girls. I’ve seen, read about, touched and bought a lot of little girls’ fashion since my daughter’s birth but I have never come across anything quite like this label – and that’s a compliment.

Le Vestiaire de Jeanne (how beautiful is that to say?!) is a French-born and made clothing brand for girls that has just landed on our shores for the very first time courtesy of Red Nest.

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To my eyes it’s wearable art, with inspiration for each collection taken from the most unlikely places. For instance, the past Autumn-Winter 09/10 collection had three distinct design inspirations: early twentieth century clothing, Charlie Chaplin movie The Kid and ancient images of children in the countryside. What’s even more astonishing is that it’s all incredibly beautiful and each piece can be mixed and matched to create ensemble after stunning ensemble.

With everything made from Belgian linen, a refreshingly simple use of colour (mainly white, black, grey, navy blue and taupe), easy wearability, modern and strong silhouettes and clothing and style that are inseparable, the label most definitely fills a void in the girl’s clothing market.

Le Vestiaire de Jeanne’s incredibly interesting history started in 2005 as a blog – still thriving today –  that presented daily clothing creations made by Charlotte, an 18-year-old medical student, for her six-year-old sister Jeanne. The goal then was to provide her sister with ‘strong and simple’ clothing that was unavailable on the children’s wear market. The brand grew in worldwide popularity rapidly with the release of the first collection in 2006.

The breathtaking images of Jeanne in her sister’s creations speak for themselves. Available exclusively in Australia from Red Nest, now well known for their unrivalled range of international labels, there are blouses and dresses galore with prices ranging from $80 to $125 and free shipping Australia-wide.

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