When April Crichton met Orély Forestier during her 20-year-career at Sonia Rykiel, the duo joined their fashion backgrounds together to create LA FETICHE, a brand based on the concept of an ideal wardrobe consisting of 37 favourite, timeless pieces. A collection of clothing that is both familiar and new; one that has a sentimental connection and appreciation of unique manufacturing skills and a high regard for authentically produced garments.
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LA FETICHE #ss20 Beautiful @maevamarshall shot by our fetiche photographer @soniasieff #lafetiche #parisglasgow #janisjacket #keithtrouser #pfw #showroom #comingsoon Huge thanks to our faithful great team @carolinebufalini_hairstylist @vivian_daval @fred_bergue @leyass @cococasting
April Crichton studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, graduating in 1989. Following school, she worked for Sonia Rykiel in Paris for over 20 years and then in 2015, she collaborated with Marc Jacobs in New York for two seasons. It is during her tenure at Sonia Rykiel where Crichton will first meet Orély Forestier. Prior to a 15-year stint at Soniza Rykiel, Forestier studied at L’Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, graduating in 2000.
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We are very happy to share with you the first image of our SS20 collection #lafetiche @studio_lafetiche shot by our faithful and more than talented Sonia Sieff @soniasieff : we love you! Much love and huge thanks to the great @maevamarshall : it was amazing to work with you! And lastly, nothing possible without the best team ever : @carolinebufalini_hairstylist @vivian_daval @fred_bergue @leyass @cococasting @ouimanagementparis We can never say it enough to all of you : MERCI!!!!! We are feeling so grateful to work with you all! Maeva is wearing #biancajacket #keithtrouser #jacnojumper Next Showroom LA FETICHE 21-25 June, 5 cité Dupetit-Thouars 75003 Paris – on appointement – #lafetiche #parisglasgow #withlove
LA FETICHE is a definition of an ideal style shaped by age-old skills of both France and Scotland. Iconic knits such as the traditional Guernsey sweater have been lovingly hand-knitted in the softest lambswool and revisited with graphic colour blocking. The French Fireman’s sweater has been re-interpreted in the traditional seam-free techniques of the Scottish Fair Isle knitwear manufacturers. Precious striped sailor tops, as fine as childhood undershirts, are layered under vibrant coloured brushed shetland knits. Hand framed two-tone jumpers are patched and spliced together with punk accents. French workwear has been crafted with the highest quality British cotton canvas, detailed with cotton toile lining and contrast colour top stitching.
LA FETICHE works in collaboration with houses and specialists chosen for their exceptional ancestral know-how from both France and the UK. The authentic Trench coats have been made in collaboration with Thomas Hancock and Co, Scottish specialists in manufacturing waterproof coats since 1843. Completely reversible their savoir-faire is made visible from the inside as well as the from the outside, a testament to the craftsman ship and skills of the coat makers.