Designer Victor Glemaud launches first-ever home collection
Haitian-American fashion designer Victor Glemaud has released his first ever home collection in collaboration with the family-owned New York interior design house Schumacher, titled Cul-De-Sac.
The collection includes velvet, botanical fabrics, wallcoverings, and trims in 14 different patterns and colorways, all named after women close to him. The styles reference both Haiti’s cultural history as well as the subtropic climate of the Caribbean.
The new collection’s standout, Toussaint Toile, pays homage to the artist’s Caribbean heritage, featuring historical scenes celebrating the liberator of Haiti, Toussaint Louverture. In addition, the print pays homage to the country of Glemaud’s ancestry by displaying a depiction of Haiti’s national bird, the national flower, hibiscus, lush foliage, and beautiful landscapes of the country.
Schumacher has historically been linked to the world of high fashion and cognizant with what’s 'à la mode': in 1920, the company collaborated with the renowned couturier Paul Poitier, paving the way for a strong series of fashion-inspired collections such as with the surrealist Elsa Schiaparelli, and icon Karl Lagerfeld.
Glemaud launched his leisurewear collection of statement knitwear in 2006, designed for 'all people, genders, races, and sizes'. He studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and later gained experience working for Paco Rabanne and Tommy Hilfiger. As a finalist for the 2017 CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund award he made a name for himself as the king of bold color, sleek lines, and ingeniously textured knits.
His stint as a costume designer for the American Ballet Theater gave him the inspiration and creative push to transfer his fashion designs into knitwear. He achieved this effect by using a ponte jersey for the first time.
“Donna Karan used this back in the day,” he told Fashion Network at his fall/winter 2022 show in New York. “We took this new yarn and removed any surface texture, pattern, and special knits so everything is blended. You couldn’t always tell if it was a sewn dress or not. The innovative designer stated, “I’ve always done knitwear because I love it, and I push myself to make it not always feel like a sweater.”
The collection will be sold to interior designers and architects through fschumacher.com, via its UK and EU sites, through the design house’s showrooms via designated Schumacher agents. Prices for wall coverings begin around $100 and for fabrics at $300.
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