I am mesmerized by the images from Christine Quartier la Tente’s first collection. The various collections take us from the clouds, to a mysterious fortress, to Asia, and back. It’s an incredibly ambitious and beautiful collection, which reflects this French designer’s personality perfectly….. Passionionate, audacious and determined.
The sophistication of this line isn’t surprising, considering that Christine has worked for both Chantal Thomass as well as the likes of Julia Clancey and jewelry designer Lolita Pompadour. Her attention to detail in her designs is evident, but the diversity within the collection is what impresses me the most. It also isn’t surprising that her lingerie has been popping up everywhere. It can be seen in the movie “Two Jacks”, it has become a favorite among Hollywood celebrities and has been seen at charity events and other gala events in Los Angeles.
Her Amandine line focuses on retro elegance. Dotted mesh and French lace are used to weave sheer floral pieces that are classic, but still have an edge.
Her Leonor collection is shot in a mysterious tower, and takes the line in a distinctly edgier direction. Velvet, vinyl, and transparent mesh are used to create pieces that help you embrace the vixen hiding inside.
Her Asia line takes the traditional cherry blossom motif and turns it upside down. Bright cherry blossom prints are combined with sheer dot mesh to create a look that is both retro and surprising.
The Asia Night line takes the patterns from the Asia line and continues them in a series of babydolls and sexy kimonos.
Christine Quartier la Tente pieces are currently available at Lingerie on Lex in New York City.