Victor Glemaud is a leisurewear fashion brand comprising of statement knitwear catering to all demographics while exuding comfort and style. The brand was launched in 2006 by Haitian-American fashion designer, Victor Glemaud (pictured above).
Beginnings and Growth
Glemaud was born in Haiti, raised in Queens, New York, and educated all over the world. Growing up, a favorite pastime was reading his sister’s lifestyle and fashion magazines. It was then that he decided he wanted to either be a chef or go the fashion route. There was also a strong desire for a change in environment which saw him apply to a culinary arts school in Providence and FIT at the same time. He was accepted into both but chose to enroll at the culinary arts school instead.
Soon enough, Glemaud discovered that the course was not his passion. He applied for a transfer to FIT. After school, Glemaud got a chance opportunity to work for Patrick Robinson, first as an intern and then as a design assistant. He then proceeded to work for KCD as a PR Representative, a position he held for 5 years that along the way saw him move to Paris.
While in Paris, he again got the opportunity to eventually work with Robinson as a studio director at Paco Rabanne. The exposure he had since collectively amassed from the fashion industry in the States and France inspired him to launch a menswear collection. He moved back to New York and began working for Tommy Hilfiger as a style director to fund his new venture.
The menswear venture failed to really take off in the way Glemaud would have liked and he had to re-think what exactly would work for him as a fashionpreneur. After what was akin to a soul searching trip to the Asian continent, Glemaud returned with a purpose to start a knitwear collection he knew was functional and timeless. Hence the birth of a brand bearing his name in 2006.
Images: Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection by Victor Glemaud
Since then, Glemaud has consulted with several brands including H&M for the Met Gala. And after nearly two decades in fashion, his brand has already been worn by several celebrities including Selena Gomez.
On October 1st 2020, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, appeared in a joint interview with her husband for the Evening Standard, to mark the beginning of Black History Month in the UK, while wearing a top by Victor Glemaud. The Slash Long Sleeve top in light brown she wore retails at $375.00, Harper’s Bazaar reported.
In 2017, Glemaud was a finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and subsequently honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the US. In June 2020, he founded In the Blk. This is a professional network helping black designers and other fashion creatives around the world to achieve economic independence.
Members include, Virgil Abloh, Jason Rembert, Fe Noel, Omoyemi Akerele, Stella Jean among others. The organisation aims to pool resources like tools for legal assistance and logistics support for fashion companies of any size. Furthermore, there is a provision for mentorship opportunities and networking events.
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