Two year old menswear label Garde Robe strikes a vein with reimagined staples. Experiments in outerwear continue to be a strong point for the young designer as Olivier Borde delivers clever takes on the denim jacket, the tuxedo, and peacoat. Borde uses bold asymmetrical shapes in patterns and patchwork like a prism releasing fractured beams of color. Silhouettes are soft and boyish. The shirts are silk, and the harem trousers are likewise lined in silk. The integration of toughness and angularity with soft lines and boycut jackets are sure to please followers of designers Philip Lim and Kris Van Assche.
Buyers and stockists should head to Olivier Borde pronto for Garde-Robe S/S 09.