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.

Charles and Patricia Lester on Social Media.

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Glenbow Museum, Calgary Hamlet 1996 Worn by Julie Cristie as Gertrude Designed by Alexandra Byrne
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LONDON - MAY 01: Jacqueline Wilson attends the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at The Dorchester Hotel, London, UK. May 01, 2012. (Photo by Richard Goldschmidt)
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LONDON - MAY 01: Jacqueline Wilson attends the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at The Dorchester Hotel, London, UK. May 01, 2012. (Photo by Richard Goldschmidt)
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#SarahWalker last night of the proms - wearing an outfit in glorious purple by #CharlesandPatriciaLester
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Hand twisted silk cords and hand pleated silk cushions. #interiordesigners delight. What do you think? Modern and minimalist? Or classical antique ?
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#handpleated silk top having extra beads sewn on to give it a bit of extra sparkle. The #softgold pleats are such a lovely colour. This is a special order for a very gorgeous special customer.
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Pieces in the sewing room waiting to go out into the wilds of the outside world and dance their own way through a life without us. It’s very much like sending our children out into the world.
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Textures and patterns created by the hand pleated silk - swirled by hand, beaded by hand. Slowly carefully and with meticulous attention to detail. It doesn’t take as long as a tree might take to grow into the bark encrusted creations that make our woodlands so magnificent but it does feel as if as and nearly as much incredible amount of care and attention has gone into crafting these pieces.
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Playing with paint. 😀
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