After his graduating of Camondo school in 1982, Dominique Lelys enters the world of interior and furniture design .

shortly after meeting some celebrities such as Philippe Noiret, which talent and elegance he admires, Dominique Lelys comes in the world of luxury and beauty by working for Hermès and Ralph Lauren. After an period of independant projects for the Opera de Paris (a scarves collection), Daniel Cremieux and Jacques Fath (fabric print designs and ties), in 1985 Arnys requests his talents: since then he will never quit this landmark of elegance, for whom he will lead its creative workshop with the Grimbert brothers until Arnys closing in 2013.

In adequation whith his time, Dominique Lelys is considering the heritage of the past.

Within fashion such as architecture or furniture designs, he thinks the past lightens our present time and makes us sensible to beauty which overwhelms any trend, as essential gets over the transitory.