One by one we dream Of silken rainbows and painted promises Of wishes fulfilled and fantasies One by one just for me
A courtship of notions Choreographed artistry Symphonies colours sensations Sculpting elegance with grace
One by one melodies of magic Stitched intimately preciously, precisely Decorated with dancing echoes Of delicious memories to be
Love softly imprinted Swathes of rolling landscapes Glistening oceans swirling Floating kisses of blossom shades
One by one senses awaken Transformation in admiration Adorned with glittering appreciation As cloth and body marry and dance in harmony
One by one Each individually Crafted uniquely Just for me

The Luxury Textile Art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The Art of ...

The journey began fifty years ago. A simple desire to create grown up clothes for children developed into the sophisticated luxury women’s wear designed today. One by one, each piece is crafted by hand by our small, specialist team. They produce unusual wearable art for discerning women around the world.

Luxury Wearable Art for Women

Luxurious, elegant and easy to wear. Each piece is crafted individually creating sumptuously sophisticated outfits for women of all shapes, all sizes and from all walks of life. The Lesters’ artistry appeals to those who do not always follow fashion but are instead seeking something that expresses who they are.
Lester Interiors Art

Interiors Art

Unique bespoke art textiles for interior design projects. Luxurious cushions, throws and exotic bed spreads.
Charles and Patricia Lester

About Charles and Patricia Lester

A little something about Charles and Patricia and the history of their work.

Inspirations

Inspired by the quirky, the complex and the simple beauty of nature and all that surrounds them, they have always recorded all that inspires them through their art and photography.
Lesters Newsletter

Newsletter

Join our mailing list to get early invitations to events and previews, news updates and notices about sales.
Where to buy Lester art

Where to Buy

Best places to see the Lester collections and artwork.
How to buy Lester art

How to Buy

Whether you are thinking about buying something ready made or wanting to commission special pieces, then this is what to expect.
Contact the Lesters

Contact

Send an email using our online form.
Lester in the press

History - Press & Editorial

Over the years, the Lesters have been featured in around 200 or so publications worldwide. This is a sample list of the editorial they have received.
Journalists and editors

History - Journalists

Some of the top journalists, editors and photographers who have worked with Charles and Patricia over the years.
Awards

History - Awards

Some of the awards presented to Charles and Patricia
Lesters in Opera

History - Opera

Costumes and set textiles for opera performances.
Lester in Museums

History - Museums, events & exhibitions

Museum collections, events and exhibitions.
Lesters in film

History - Film

Costumes and textiles for film and television.

Charles and Patricia Lester on Social Media.

Find, follow and connect with us online.

People wearing Charles and Patricia Lester

Elizabeth Taylor at an AmfAR benefit, 1999.
00
00
Gown by Charles and Patricia Lester - The Independent - (Fashion Features - Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites)
00
Just a gorgeous shot from an Egyptian flavored Tumblr. Go check out the link by clicking thru her blog is awesome!
10
00
SO GORGEOUS !!! barbra Streisand
10
00

Charles and Patricia Lester on Pinterest

Princess Michael Of Kent, Patron, Arriving To Open The Fashion And Textile Museum In Bermondsey Street
20
Pinned onto
Celebrities in Charles and Patricia Lester
Princess Michael Of Kent At A Viennese Ball At The Savoy To Benefit 'sane' And 'fight For Life. Wearing Dress Designed By Charles And Patricia Lester
20
Pinned onto
Celebrities in Charles and Patricia Lester
Virginia Whybrow Being Presented To Princess Michael Of Kent At The Viennese Ball Hosted By The Lord Mayor And Lady Mayoress Of London At The Savoy Hotel In London. Princess Wearing Dress Designed By Charles And Patricia Lester
00
Pinned onto
Celebrities in Charles and Patricia Lester
Lady and the roses luxury interior art
00
Pinned onto
Green Rainbows
Lady in Emerald green - textile art for the home
00
Pinned onto
Green Rainbows

Facebook

Some new #digitally #printedsilks designed to create #caftan garments in #jewelcolours of #opal and a #deepturquoise almost the colour of #emeralds. #luxurysilksatin sensuous to wear and lovely to look at. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

In celebration of Mothers of Bride and Groom - eepurl.com/ggX6QL ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

In celebration of Mothers of Bride and Groom - News and events from Charles and Patricia Lester. Ambers of Amersham to be new stockists from this month with a launch event on 2nd March plus some news about our new range of digitally printed silk scarves about to be launched. mailchi.mp/charles-patricia-lester/in-celebration-of-mothers-of-bride-and-groom ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Golden colours - #silkscarf #realgold with hints of #citrine and #tigerseye experiments in #textiledesign ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

A new adventure with creating #fabricdesign starting with the #jewelcolours of #sapphire and #turquoise These designs are specifically for #kaftans and some large #luxuriousshawls and #longscarves ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Twitter

Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 1:38am
In celebration of Mothers of Bride and Groom - News and events from Charles and Patricia Lester. Ambers of Amersham to be new stockist plus some news about our new range of digitally printed silk scarves about to be launched. https://t.co/PjourhKFFz https://t.co/DTEauLsKx3 CPLester1 photo
Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 11:06pm
We love this! Is it Valerie or it is Jean wearing one of our vintage #handpleatedsilk dresses? Don’t they both look fabulous?
Thank you idiosyncraticfashionistas! We love your style!… https://t.co/nQ8nNLS8d8
Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 9:34pm
@metpoliceuk These moped gangs are going 2 hurt people. Great idea to tip them off bike Keep doing it. They are breaking law. Public are defenceless against these cowards
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 11:12pm
This is something we don’t see often. The original labels with @patricia_lester’s signature. Only found now in #vintage pieces made some time ago. This was a cape that was originally… https://t.co/nRB6nsr7MC
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 2:42am
#Handmarbling in action. It’s actually a photograph that has been animated using one of these clever apps but it does give a sense of the movement that is created with these hand marbled… https://t.co/taOxCjVDWu
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 12:46am
I found this little work of art that needs to be finished.
.

I think it needs a title. What does it remind you of?
.

It’s a wonderful range of luscious emerald greens made using our… https://t.co/4qIhyf8HGx
Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 9:00pm
This week I’ve been focusing on doing pictures of our hand pleated silk jackets which are always a fabulously elegant piece to wear to a variety of occasions. The artistry and colour work… https://t.co/zQSZtxw3pT
Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 1:38am
In celebration of Mothers of Bride and Groom - News and events from Charles and Patricia Lester. Ambers of Amersham to be new stockist plus some news about our new range of digitally printed silk scarves about to be launched. https://t.co/PjourhKFFz https://t.co/DTEauLsKx3 CPLester1 photo
Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 11:06pm
We love this! Is it Valerie or it is Jean wearing one of our vintage #handpleatedsilk dresses? Don’t they both look fabulous?
Thank you idiosyncraticfashionistas! We love your style!… https://t.co/nQ8nNLS8d8
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 11:12pm
This is something we don’t see often. The original labels with @patricia_lester’s signature. Only found now in #vintage pieces made some time ago. This was a cape that was originally… https://t.co/nRB6nsr7MC
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 2:42am
#Handmarbling in action. It’s actually a photograph that has been animated using one of these clever apps but it does give a sense of the movement that is created with these hand marbled… https://t.co/taOxCjVDWu

Instagram

News, Invites and Previews

Would you like to receive news and updates as well as early invitations to exhibitions, events and sales?

Your details have been added to our mailing list. Welcome!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This