LA FETICHE is based on the concept of an ideal wardrobe consisting of favourite, timeless, iconic 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. It 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 lambswool 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. Oversized men’s shirting provide the foundation pieces to the collection. The high waist denim jean was conceived as a unique piece, an addition to this perennial wardrobe.
The authentic Trench coats have been made in collaboration with Scottish specialists in manufacturing waterproof coats since 1843. Completely reversible their savoir-faire is made visible from the inside as well as from the outside, a testament to the craftsman ship and skills of the coat makers. The kilts were made in the greatest Scottish tradition, pleated by hand and produced in the finest Japanese wool.
LA FETICHE works in collaboration with houses and specialists chosen for their exceptional ancestral know-how from both France and the UK.
April and Orely met whilst working at Sonia Rykiel in Paris and created LA FETICHE in 2017. April lives in Glasgow with her husband and 3 children and Orely works from Paris.