A look inside Parisian brand LEON & HARPER
Created in Paris in 2010 by Philippe Corbin, Leon & Harper opened its first store in April 2013 at 95 Boulevard Beaumarchais. The original shop itself is worth a visit, a unique space that transforms into an art gallery or concert venue in the evening. Each of the five Leon & Harper boutiques in Paris have their own strong identity. Filled with antique and vintage furniture, beautiful paintings and perforated walls, these spaces resemble the imagined apartment of the Leon & Harper girl herself.
“A fashion that is not stuck up but brings out the best in you: the authentic”Philippe Corbin, founder of Leon & Harper
Left: Philippe Corbin, founder of Leon & Harper
Above: Leon & Harper Gallery, located in the heart of the Marais, at 129 Rue de Turenne. A versatile space, it hosts temporary exhibitions, concerts and many other events
Leon & Harper’s philosophy is the celebration of a woman’s authenticity and freedom of spirit. T-shirts and sweats are made from the softest organic cotton. With unique detail they form timeless wardrobe basics which are a joy to wear and feel beautiful against the skin.
Dresses made from natural fabrics are designed to drape the body loosely for total ease and freedom of movement. Subtly seductive if you chose them to be. Seduce or not seduce the choice is yours at Leon & Harper!
Born Again: a mission statement
“Dressing women without stripping the planet”Philippe Corbin
Born Again (which you will see on Leon & Harper labels) is a mission statement at Leon & Harper who have always been a responsible company since they were founded in 2010. Born Again is an affirmation, a reminder to be awake to the need to act today to protect tomorrow. The tomorrow that we are all collectively responsible for.
“The wellbeing off the planet is just as important as the women we clothe”Philippe Corbin
The company have always used organic cottons for all their t-shirts and sweats and are currently working to use more and more organic cotton in their shirts and blouses. As well as this they are also developing recycled wool in their tailoring.
Some of Leon & Harper’s other positive sustainable initiatives include: using new viscose with FSC ( ) certification; recycled polyester for fleeces; recycled cardboard for all deliveries; recycled and biodegradable plastic wrappings; collaborations with Peru since Fall/Winter17 to promote Peru’s local crafting and know how for alpaca; to opt for natural fabrics when its possible
If you love fashion, comfort and also our beautiful planet then Leon and Harper may be right up your Parisian Boulevard. Authentic, sustainable and beautiful, you can wear, enjoy and feel good about yourself and the world!
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