What started as a curated online boutique in February of 2017, exclusively featuring sustainable designers, has evolved into our own eponymous label. After representing so many inspiring brands and beautiful pieces, we realized what perhaps had been subtlety lingering in the background since the beginning: the desire to create a brand of our own, to do things our way, with a real influence. To have a more direct hand in adding value to our community, to continue to pave the way for a new standard of clothing that our predecessors put in motion.
As you probably know, there are millions of excess fabric rolls discarded by fashion houses each season. Instead of creating more, we handpick our favorites and use their scraps to bring our ideas and designs into fruition – this way nothing goes to waste, and fabric that could otherwise end up in a landfill is being reborn into our timeless, vintage-inspired pieces.
Due to the nature of deadstock fabric and to avoid excess, we create very limited quantities in all styles, making each and every piece that much more unique. Owning your own Les Femmes piece is very similar to your favorite vintage find, in both quality and rarity.
Every Les Femmes piece is cut and sewn by local artisans in Downtown Los Angeles. This has been an unwavering value of ours from the beginning, as it ensures that the workers involved are paid fair wages while in a safe and responsible work environment. It also helps to give back to our local economy and comes with a lower carbon footprint due to significantly decreased transportation needs.
Our styles are romantic and timeless, inspired by the feminine and made with mother nature in mind. Our pieces are always designed with consideration to quality and longevity, meant to be worn and loved for many seasons to come.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. -Rumi