Los Angeles based designer, Leticia Garcia of Lekuin Designs set out to create garments that are 100% handmade from rescued fabrics. Each design is perfectly imperfect, making flaws the main beauty of these one of a kind creations.
1. Where do you source the fabrics that you use in your collections?
I collect fabrics from all over, rag houses, flea markets, vintage stores. At this point I have special connections that always let me know when they have available fabric that they know I will reuse for LEKUIN
2. What inspirations, trends & themes do you foresee?
Inspiration always comes from the street, I love the feeling of washed out walls, old industrial warehouses, colors and textures that have an impact in my life, I think time always leaves a mark on everything and that’s the feeling I try to foresee on every piece I make. Trends always come and go and I don’t really pay attention to that, I believe in building a concept and being consistent with my own evolving vision.
3. Is there a LEKUIN muse?
Women and men in general, I’ve always loved an Androgynous look.
4. How do you intend to make a someone feel when they wear LEKUIN?
Comfortable, beautiful and unique.
5. Who are some of your favorite current designers?
Alexander McQueen is my favorite designer of all time. I know there are amazing, super talented designers out there, I just don’t have the time to follow up, I divide my time between my studio and my family.
6. What city is best represents the Lekuin aesthetic?
LEKUIN is very versatile, it really works very well on both East Coast and West Coast. Right now LEKUIN is booming in LA after a very successful appearance at LA Fashion Week and because the line is perfect for the summer!
7. What are some future plans for the range?
Keep expanding,moving into new territories, introducing the new accessory line , there is so much to do.
…LEKUIN is young with an old soul!