DISCOVER LAFAYETTE 148'S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE LUXURY.
For more than 25 years, Lafayette 148 has built a legacy of responsible stewardship. Throughout the decades, there has always been a common thread of creating deep connections with the communities and people in L148’s orbit, of cultivating harmony with nature, and caring for that most precious resource—the planet. From production to materials and design philosophy, Lafayette 148’s commitment to sustainable luxury continues to evolve each season.
A transparent, ethical production process provides the foundation for each Lafayette 148 collection, thanks to our very own manufacturing studio—a rarity of outside of the most elite European houses. The state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious atelier is located in Shantou, China, home to Lafayette 148’s cofounder Shun Yen Siu.
The airy, soaring structure provides a serene space for the L148’s fleet of European-trained artisans to focus on their craft, fusing time honored techniques with futuristic technology to create pieces of increasing complexity, and ensuring peace-of-mind in the knowledge that each collection is produced ethically and with extraordinary integrity. Start to finish, each piece never leaves their hands.
A pillar of Lafayette 148’s evolution toward sustainability is a commitment to responsible sourcing. Lafayette 148’s internal textile teams work hand-in-hand with a global network of experts to develop ethically sourced, traceable, luxurious materials. Pre-Fall 2022 represents Lafayette 148’s most sustainable collection to date, featuring a wide array of superior, ethically sourced fabrics, including linens, wools, silks and other materials crafted from regenerated fibers. In addition, 2022 marked the debut of L148 Swim, consciously crafted with reclaimed ocean plastics.
Creative Director Emily Smith’s design approach fuses craft and creativity with a deep understanding of a women’s needs. “We’ve always made a conscious effort to design for real women. As women ourselves, it’s a natural part of our process.” As such, a unique pattern is created for every size. The in-house design team then finesses proportions and refines the silhouette to work in harmony with a woman’s body. A final fit test ensures each garment fits flawlessly. It’s a considered approach to design—one that allows Lafayette 148 to offer fifty-eight sizes and making the brand one of the rare luxury American fashion houses creating beautiful clothing for women of every size and shape.
Discover L148’s consciously crafted designs.