Friday, December 5, 2008

GARDE-ROBE

GARDE-ROBE the new chic menswear line is run by parisian based design duo Olivier Borde and Heath Callender. Their first collection GARDE-ROBE A/W 08 was unveiled at the International Festival d’Hyeres in April 2008 and was received warmly. Their designs are bold and daring but do not upset the established codes for menswear. They recently released their ss09 lookbook (pictured below) featuring designs characterised by fitted and cropped jacket, low hanging pants ,geometric patterns and even cropped pants all hand stitched. I had to catch up with them and ask a few questions.How does it feel to finally start your own line?

Olivier Borde & Heath Callender:It feels great to have our own collection, it can be a bit challenging at times, but it's definitely worth it.

Is it overwhelming the amount of support and nods you've gotten so far?

O.B & H.C:We are just very grateful to have the support we've gotten and continue to receive. It's nice to know people are responding to what we're doing in a positive way.

Your designs have been featured in Fantastic Man magazine and Tetu, which is great for a line that debuted this year, what effect has this had on the line in terms of exposure?

O.B & H.C:It seems to be helping very much, but it's very early to answer this right now, after the next presentation in Paris this January we will know better what effect it has taken in terms of interest from buyers etc.

I am fascinated by your designs, what inspired the ss09 collection?

O.B & H.C:The SS09 collection was inspired by Into the American West by Richard Avedon and contemporary traveler culture. Overall our inspiration continually draws elements from the past, utilitarian workwear and contemporary streetwear.

What level do you intend to take the line to in the next couple of years?

O.B & H.C:We hope to take the label to as many great boutiques that will have us, possibly doing more accessories and one day maybe have our own freestanding store.

51 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

great propotion...men's fashion is not so boring afterall!

Terencesambowrites said...

That's exactly what i was saying you know :o0

LiL. said...

great looks :) i like!

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx for stoppin by :o)

sarah said...

yes, i think i have been to your blog before! we need more men's fashion blogs. i thought about starting one but... no time to even update my existing blog. thanks for the comment!

Twiggy Mod said...

Ahhh your blog is soooo hot, love it.

Thanks for finding me.

Cannot wait to prowl through your posts lovely.

xxxx

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx sarah :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx twiggy ;o)

Mariƫlle said...

Great interview! I am happy you found me :) thanks for the comment by the way! Fancy swapping links?

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for stopping by Marielle, sure i dnt mind swapping links :o)

♥ fashion chalet said...

Awesome! What a lucky interview (and so fun, to read as well!)

And thanks for your comment :)

Couture Carrie said...

Loving the pants and shorts in this collection - very edgy preppy!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. Nice parallel you drew between architecture and Gareth Pugh's designs!!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Fashion chalet :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx CC

The Seeker said...

This is such a great interview!
And you've here a sooooo cool blog, men's fashion is most of the times forgotten. Great work.

Thank you for being at my blog and left such nice words.

Keep in touch if you feel like it.

xoxo

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx :o)

Style Salvage Steve said...

I love this collection and great interview! I want to press the fast forward button so we can get down to dressing for Spring!

Terencesambowrites said...

That's the same thing Heath told me today ya know :o0

B. said...

nice looks!
:D

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for stopping by B

♥Mademoiselle♥ said...

that's great i like this post
the photos r great :)

Franco said...

omg, this is great.
I want those shorts in the first picture!!
I love your blog, and here's why: as I go commenting on on fashion blog on the daily basis I see stunning clothes, but there's one problem, they are for women!
and I can wear what you post!

Maria C said...

Thank you for the comment.
I will make my boyfriend visit this blog also. Great style inspiration for men.

Mariƫlle said...

Thanks a lot for linking me! I added you to my bloglist as well! xoxo

Cindiddy said...

wow, bold but very wearable and definatly keeps things interesting.

Matt Rowley said...

nice blog!

Bella said...

Fantastic blog!

And what a great collection!

xxx

Bella

Cilla said...

hi!!
i´m the spanish girl cilla hihi
thanks for your comment
your blog for boys is bery cool
my boyfriend need this tipe of clothes
ciao!!

Stompface said...

oooh great designs.
gosh I love mens fashion.

syd vicious said...

These are awesome.

RJ said...

DOPE! I'd rock every selection.

lacouturiernyc said...

what a great collection!

xoxo,
La C.

Tina :) said...

I love the designs! Very colorful and geometric. Thanks for sharing!

*Tina

Cathy Voyage said...

I'm not sure what to think about the shorts in the first picture...but the rest is classy and sporty at the same time!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for the comments guys :o)

issa said...

oh i like that first outfit!

girl next blog said...

I love the first oufit!

XAVS said...

Great! Love the outfits and the interview, fantastic!!!

Dominica said...

Will follow that label !
Have seen some nice items for my husband !

Thanks for keeping us well informed !
Do XX

STEFANIE said...

great menswear! I especially love the last outfit!

prettyneons said...

Hello's...wow just too good what a great read.
Peace and Ribbons...
Prettyneonsx

Susanna-Cole said...

Oh really amazing interview, and I love the pictures from the collection! I wish the boys I knew, wore clothes like these! :D

And thank you so much for your kind and generous comment, I'm so flattered that you liked the post so much! <3

xoxo,
S-C

deep_in_vogue said...

their stuff is amazing, love the silhouette they keep and how consistent they are with their vision in every look

Farren said...

I LOVE the denim in this line -- which is saying a lot because I hate denim. =)

Jill said...

This is great menswear! I really like the Blazers.

Maya said...

congrats on ur interview. I love dressing up men.

The Stiletto Effect said...

I like men's fashion but to be honest I didn't really like this collection :(
Sorry, it's just my opinion!
Love
****
Su

CHARMAINE said...

those shorts are so cool inthe first pic!!!!!

Wana said...

amazing!!!

chocandcinnamon said...

Amazing collection, I specially loved the first outfit

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for the love guys...

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