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Photos: Clair-Obscur Fashion Show with December Thieves

Check out scenes from the April 5, 2019, event at the French Cultural Center.


On April 5, 2019, the prestigious French Cultural Center in Back Bay partnered with the iconic December Thieves of Beacon Hill to offer Bostonians a truly global fashion experience.The show blended pieces from seven designers, including Boston’s Christian Restrepo and Toronto’s Nuit Atelier, who launched their spring collections in person.

“Our goal was to offer the audience an authentic, immersive fashion experience, as if they were attending a show in Paris,” said Adrien Argentero, Cultural Programs Manager of the French Cultural Center and co-organizer of the event. “Being able to showcase our curated collections and beloved designers, giving our clientele a spectacular show is at the core of our mission,” said Lana Barakat, owner of December Thieves and co-organizer of the event.

The one hundred guests were greeted with wines from Provence, courtesy of Provence Wine Imports, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres crafted by Colette, a French restaurant in Cambridge. The experience was completed with a live violinist interpreting modern classics.

Photography by Zachary Lanoue

Sigilo, Christian Restrepo

Sigilo, Christian Restrepo

Damon Bassford, Christian Restrepo and Erin Robertson

Erin Robertson and Christian Restrepo

December Thieves curated look

Nuit Atelier, Anastasia Ikonnikova

Joel Benjamin, Lana Barakat and Robert Casey

Nuit Atelier, Anastasia Ikonnikova

Anastasia Ikonnikova, Lana Barakat and Adrien Argentero

Nuit Atelier, Anastasia Ikonnikova lineup