ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

French-Inspired Fashion from Freedom, Maine

October 05, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

All of us at Remodelista have had our eye on Le Bouton for a while now, a clothing line from Maine-based Lisa Dorr, whose designs feature fine fabrics and simple silhouettes.

"I'm interested in making clothes that convey a sense of honest beauty, a creativity, a curiosity for life, an intelligence, and an appreciation for fine human endeavor," Dorr says. "I'm inspired by art, nature, cinema, history, designers, and the textiles I fall in love with." Dorr's made-to-order pieces are available from Le Bouton Unique on Etsy and from Chellis Wilson in Portland.

Above: Dorr models a version of her classic linen dress.

Above: The Grey and Chart Linen Dress is made from medium-weight linen with a gathered skirt and small gathers at the center back neck; $130 from Le Bouton Unique on Etsy.

Above: The Linen Dress (shown here in mustard) features a slight scooped boat neck and elbow length sleeves. Made from mid-weight linen and available for $280 from the Le Bouton Catalog.

Above: Excerpts from Dorr's sketchbooks taped up next to the light switch without a cover to which Dorr says is a sign of, "life in progress."

Above: Lisa Dorr and her family live in Freedom, Maine.

Above: Dorr's porch in Freedom, Maine.