Designer Bios / Information
Designers and labels available at Suspension Point.
L’Enfant Roi (Canada)
Montreal based designer Christian
Deslauriers founded his label in 2010. He quickly gained acclaim for his
collections that blend a boyish attitude with thoroughly grown-up tailoring and
detailing. The silhouette is generally loose, yet the cut is modern and the fabrics
create a feeling of youthful luxury.
worked with Christian L’Enfant Roi on an exclusive collaboration.
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Since being founded in 1896 as “Conceria
Guidi E Rosellini”, this company has been a leading leather tannery and
shoemaker. Today, Guidi balances respect for the past with the use of modern
technology to provide hides of the highest quality while also producing their
own line of leather footwear and accessories. Eschewing mass production, all products are made
in small quantities by skilled craftspeople.
Gustavo Lins studied architecture until a
realization that he’d rather work with fabric instead of glass and steel. In
2003 his namesake label was founded. He is a member of the Chambre syndicale
de la haute couture. This
architectural vision and haute couture craftsmanship inform his ready-to-wear
from the cut and construction to signature details such as the upside down T
stitch that helps shape the shoulders, spiral seams, and leather piping. Gustavolins menswear is based on the idea
of quiet luxury.
Peir Wu (United Kingdom)
Peir Wu is a London based designer who creates clean, considered, and progressive clothing that both respects and revitalizes menswear tailoring and materials. Working within a futuristic ethos, her collections combine sportswear and classic tailoring elements with new fabrics and techniques to create striking and unique garments.
Peir Wu is exclusive to Suspension Point.
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Based in Vienna, designer Petar Petrov
studied under Raf Simons. He creates clean, elegant collections that combine
and contrast focused tailoring with casual sportswear influences. These modern,
yet easy to wear garments are all prepared in his family’s own factory.
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Siki Im (United States)
Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, Siki Im studied architecture at Oxford. After working as an architect throughout the world, he made the switch to fashion and was a senior designer at both Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Lang. Siki Im founded his namesake label in 2009 in New York and won the esteemed Ecco Domani Award for Best Men's Wear.
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Stephan Schneider established his label in
1994. Since then, he has become renowned for clean, classic garments bolstered
by intelligently designed detailing and superlative fabrics. For each collection,
Schneider spends half his time with the fabric and the other half with the silhouette.
The fabrics are custom made in the designer’s own facilities in Belgian
factories. This understanding of the interplay between the textile and the cut
is what sets Stephan Schneider apart.
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Ute Ploier founded her label in 2003 after being
awarded the prestigious Hyeres fashion festival prize for best menswear collection. Before designing under her own name, she was mentored by Raf Simons. She creates progressive, precise garments designed to have a wide-ranging appeal
while retaining a defined aesthetic vision.
Ute Ploier is exclusive to Suspension Point (in North America).
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Walter Van Beirendonck (Belgium)
Beirendonck, part of the influential Antwerp Six, designs garments with a
distinctive joyful and humorous approach and bold, thoughtful use of color,
cut, and pattern. His fall-winter 2012 collection, Lust Never Sleeps, focuses
on Walter’s tailoring expertise while still presenting his sense of fun and an ingenious
mix of color and texture.
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