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The designers behind Cerre are as stylish as their line

October 27, 2009 |  2:07 pm

Image001 Meeting Flavie and Clayton Webster, the husband-and-wife design team behind Cerre, in their new retail space in Hollywood, it’s easy to see how their personal style influences their subtle and classic collection of leather goods.  She’s got a Jane Birkin-esque spirit, with piecey brown hair and heavy bangs.  He’s got long hair and hollow cheeks reminiscent of the CK One ads from the early '90s.  They both have impossibly sinewy frames, smoke thin cigarettes and drink water from wine glasses, making for a very chic face to their collection of buttery leather.

The former models met while working in Paris (for designers such as Olivier Theyskens).  They honed in on starting their own line and quickly learned skills from being on the inside of the fashion industry.  Aiming to build a classic accessories-based brand such as Hermes or Gucci, the two began creating a small collection of bags and small leather goods.  For spring 2010, they’ve branched out into clothing, with a line of leather and linen pieces.  The predominantly ivory and black collection is light, airy but simple in silhouette.  Their trademark leather touches add weight and a little edge.

Their new store in Hollywood is constructed of reclaimed wood giving the long and narrow space a rustic feel.  An impressive rack of vintage finds hangs among their collection.

The store is definitely worth a look.  And if you’re in the area, it’s also worth stopping by a few other new places popping up in the center of Hollywood, including the new home of Scout, Space Fifteen Twenty and Cavern.

Cerre, 1647 N. Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood, CA. 90028. (323) 960-0700

Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: A look from Cerre's spring 2010 line/Cerre