Warola Fashion + [Oliver Borde]

Olivier Borde Spring/Summer 2016

Olivier Borde reinterprets the essential items of the male wardrobe, infusing them with modern French sensibility and authentic artisanal spirit.

His creations revisit the canons of traditional tailored elegance and original sportswear, deconstructing familiar forms and confidently reconstructing them into new classics.

Olivier’s interest was in menswear, but his beginnings would lead in another direction. In 1999, he was hired as Creative Director of French women’s wear brand Ichthys, which he left in 2004, in order to co-found the Charles Anastase label with the fellow French designer – a venture that was rewarded with the prestigious Andam Prize and the favours of modern style icons such as Beth Ditto, Kylie Minogue, Chloe Sevigny and Diane Kruger.

In 2008, after parting ways with Anastase, he fulfilled his ambition to create new menswear classics, with a debut signature collection unveiled to critical acclaim at the Festival d’Hyeres. Since this auspicious debut, he has presented the collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, each garnering accolades along the way.

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Photos & text Copyright Olivier Borde.