Meet The Designer | Victor Glemaud

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Haitian-American designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection of statement knitwear, designed for all people, genders, races, sizes and personalities, marrying comfort and style, in 2006. Victor Glemaud was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the United States. Raised in Queens, New York, Victor began his career as a design assistant to Patrick Robinson while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  After working as a publicist at KCD, he returned to design in 2005, first as Womenswear Design Advisor and later as Studio Director at Paco Rabanne, followed by Style Director at Tommy Hilfiger. A true champion for every woman, we are excited to bring his knitwear to SHOWROOM. Read on as we asked Victor a few questions and what we are loving from his fall collection. 
What inspired you to start the brand? 
This brand is 15 years in the making. It really took on a new life during the pandemic. I make joyful  clothes— clothes that make people of all shapes and identifiers feel comfortable and confident in. For me, optimism isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a life philosophy.
What are three essential pieces no woman should live without?

A good shoe, fresh water to clear the skin, and a coat that fits well. 

Tell us about IN THE BLK and how it's making progress within the fashion community?

IN THE BLK, a collective initiative that is dedicated to creating and expanding spaces for fellow global Black creatives. I would like to see our industry begin to support and nurture young talents of different backgrounds with true vision!

Tips for dressing for holiday events?

Comfort is key. Whether you're hosting at home or outside, being comfortable makes you feel and look fabulous. A knitted t-shirt can be glamorous and comfy — what more could you want for holiday events?!




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