LEOCA Paris is a luxury childrenswear brand based in Paris created by designer Maud de Longevialle. It has a lovely showroom in the centre of Paris where you can enter the designer’s world, discuss with her and see her inspirations. Many LEOCA’s clients are based outside France and would not be able to experience LEOCA’s world as the brand doesn’t have any “physical” boutique. The project was to create an online store that would offer a personal and caring shopping experience, in a similar way to a designer boutique on the high street. The main idea was to make the designer talk to the customers through the website almost like they were in her Parisian showroom.
My role was to art direct the project by finding a strong visual concept for the whole website and apply it across the website by producing graphic layouts for all the page shapes. I came up with two visual concepts:
1) Inspired and Inspiring Fashion Design
2) Graphic Couture
Showing LEOCA clothes next to the images that inspired the designer when creating the designs
Using zoomed in photos of the clothes and zoomed out photos of the looks to highlight the liveliness of LEOCA style
LEOCA Paris is a “Maison de couture” for children with a modern and grown-up look. It has very high-end finish and “haute couture” values. This concept was to highlight those values with the use of sharp geometrical shapes reminding sewing patterns and workshops.
Couture + Finish
= Dots, Lines, Diamond Borders
Sharpness + Modernity
= Thin Grid, Geometrical Shapes
for titles and body copy
for Designer’s Word
Google Font closest to LEOCA Paris Designer’s signature: