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

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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

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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.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 12:33am
Our Sale continues while Celebrating our fabrics being in the film Downton Abbey - https://t.co/FWKx6H01Rv https://t.co/AVgwkycbNv CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 12:23am
Celebrating Downton Abbey & the Classic collectables in our collections. This week we will be at the cinema to play 'Spot the Lester Fabrics' again. Our sale continues & so we follow the classical 1920's theme by including some special archive pieces. https://t.co/9yM7II2Hh0 https://t.co/WNdCHCx1j4 CPLester1 photo
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 1:19am
Exceptional Summer Sale - Part Three! Oriental operatic tones and melodies - https://t.co/9WUvGOjK7a https://t.co/FEPTj502mR CPLester1 photo
Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 1:09am
Exceptional Summer Sale - Part two now in full bloom with quite a few more pieces added to the sale rail and the sale category online https://t.co/3G4uMZNoZc https://t.co/hCHFEncTOy CPLester1 photo
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 10:41pm
Exceptional Summer Sale - hunting through our buried treasure and gems of years gone by - https://t.co/QxA1A8y5PM https://t.co/iRCd1X62ej CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:26am
#Repost @libertylondon with get_repost look at original post to see more images of other colours groups in stock.
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New at Liberty: Luxury couture designers @CPLester1, produce original and bespoke designs full… https://t.co/ixQhWchaXi
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 11:43pm
Fabulous to see our gorgeous friend Irina Maleeva looking as stunning as ever.

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Opening night at the SEEFest film festival with Mr. Mrs. Gregory Laemmle , honored with… https://t.co/TaQ4FgOwNr
Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 1:34am
How about this lightweight jacket over a simple silk two piece to add a bit of colour for a summer event or wedding? It’s hand painted in #turquoise, #blues and #red on a loose fitting… https://t.co/BknXKZLi1M
Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7:08am
Barbra looking as gorgeous as ever in our hand pleated silk outfit that was created especially for her. Hard to believe that it was so many years ago. Gorgeous to see her and Jason… https://t.co/JX0aFEeF2W
Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 1:36am
You can never have too many books especially art books. One day we will do our own but for the moment we can slip into the worlds of creative inspiration.
#artbooks #textiledesignhttps://t.co/MHZpXGHnhm
Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 9:08pm
Happy memories of when we became thoroughly immersed in doing #costumes for #operahollandpark. Doing such projects always expands the possibilities with our creativity. The only thing is… https://t.co/nltMVZz4zw
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 11:51pm
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Sorting out things to go into our “making space” sale. We are running out of space and it is #springcleaning time. So watch this space as I… https://t.co/FXrrP8Scwb
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 12:33am
Our Sale continues while Celebrating our fabrics being in the film Downton Abbey - https://t.co/FWKx6H01Rv https://t.co/AVgwkycbNv CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 12:23am
Celebrating Downton Abbey & the Classic collectables in our collections. This week we will be at the cinema to play 'Spot the Lester Fabrics' again. Our sale continues & so we follow the classical 1920's theme by including some special archive pieces. https://t.co/9yM7II2Hh0 https://t.co/WNdCHCx1j4 CPLester1 photo
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 1:19am
Exceptional Summer Sale - Part Three! Oriental operatic tones and melodies - https://t.co/9WUvGOjK7a https://t.co/FEPTj502mR CPLester1 photo
Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 1:09am
Exceptional Summer Sale - Part two now in full bloom with quite a few more pieces added to the sale rail and the sale category online https://t.co/3G4uMZNoZc https://t.co/hCHFEncTOy CPLester1 photo
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 10:41pm
Exceptional Summer Sale - hunting through our buried treasure and gems of years gone by - https://t.co/QxA1A8y5PM https://t.co/iRCd1X62ej CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:26am
#Repost @libertylondon with get_repost look at original post to see more images of other colours groups in stock.
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New at Liberty: Luxury couture designers @CPLester1, produce original and bespoke designs full… https://t.co/ixQhWchaXi

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