The name Christian Lacroix is synonymous with French style and Brisbane’s French boutique French Rendez-vous is bringing one of the designers’ collections to Brisbane for it’s Christmas pop-up store.

Couturier Lacroix is noted for his luxe French  ashion style, incredible shoes, and newer forays into homewares and even a wallpaper collection.

This year the designer collaborated with cult Parisian label Petit Bateau on a capsule collection that will feature at the French Rendez-vous pop-up store in the Wintergarden until December 23 as well as at its James Street store in Fortitude Valley.

French Rendez-vous owner Virginie Delamare said she was excited to introduce the capsule collection of nautical-inspired pieces to her Brisbane customers.

“Lacroix’s collection includes the quintessential Breton t-shirt perfect for the festive season and holiday-making, and it’s exclusive to French Rendez-vous in Australia,” she said.

“I love the combination of the Breton stripe with a dash of red – it fits perfectly for the festive season.”

Lacroix said in Paris his collection was inspired by a combination of little boats, the sea and fresh air, the Palais Garnier Opera house, the ballet and operatic arias. Merveilleux.

When talking about the new collection in Paris, Christian Lacroix said “I belong to a generation whose childhood was lulled with songs like “Au Clair de la Lune”. Just like children today, all year round I wore white ribbed vests and garments whose ‘touch and feel’ I still remember.  Our mothers helped us dress, sometimes tenderly, sometimes with a tinge of impatience, depending on whether or not we we running late for school or bedtime.  I was very grateful to be asked by Petit Bateau to design a few timeless pieces, just for the evocation of those memories.”

The French Rendez-vous pop-up store is at the Wintergarden, Queen St Mall until December 23.

Visit www.frenchrendezvous.com.au