British-French design duo Wright Le Chapelain met while studying at Central Saint Martins. In 2017 they launched their first collection of women’s suiting and shirting exclusively in London.
Born in Britain and France respectively, Imogen Wright and Vincent Le Chapelain draw on their different backgrounds to explore the notion of the familiar within the European wardrobe. They aim to design unique and timeless pieces which are contemporary yet rooted in the everyday.
Wright Le Chapelain research, develop and manufacture their collections within a ten-mile radius, reducing their carbon footprint and developing a personal relationship with the skilled tailors and seamstresses creating their garments. The integrity of their product is key: they source their suitings from British Heritage Mills and their shirtings from Italy, a transparent production chain from start to finish.
Sustainability and ethics are at the core of the brand. Since the Spring/Summer 2020 Collection, CRISIS, a London based charity working to end homelessness, became a partner in the up-cycling initiative for the label. The charity has provided garments that are then meticulously unpicked and re-worked into new collections.