Los Angeles based, Les Aperizes, is the brain child of engaged couple Laurence Nguyen and Brian Tamborello. Their first line debuted in spring 2012 of the L.A. Fashion Week. Nguyen has experience from designing for Levi’s, RRL, and Christophe Lemaire (Magsaysay & Moore 2012). Tamborello has a background in photography and music. “They describe the collection in dichotomies like “formal/informal, Victorian/Samurai, and embellished/industrial”,” (Phelps 2012). The look is romantic with masculine touches and highly detailed.
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