June 9 2015
Photos Alice Rosati
Paris, France – The world is slowly realizing the environmental issues we now face together. And here is ROMBAUT to help us fight for a sustainable future. The brand is committed to uncompromising environmentalism through an elegant fusion of luxury and technology.
The sport of fencing serves as the main symbolic reference for the F/W 2015 collection. The elegance and discipline of the sport perfectly mirror ROMBAUT’s principles of technical excellence, determination, and moral improvement. The colors and materials of the collection represent this kinship with fencing: white, black, silver and royal blue are prominently featured.
Sustainably engineered materials convey opulence while also following the demanding environmental ethos of ROMBAUT – whether technical fabrics or man-made leathers, which both play a big part in the collection.
To fully capture the fencing symbolism and the fighting spirit of the brand, the international champion fencer, Race Imboden models in the campaign images for the collection.
The ROMBAUT vision is that of a healthy, more conscious future. To get there – to secure the survival of our environment – we must fight. With this in mind, ROMBAUT now makes a graceful call to arms.
Mats Rombaut’s design is about modernizing our way of thinking. By proposing strong esthetics and humanist values, ROMBAUT aims to provide a way forward for a world in need of change – a progressive concept for a more equitable future. The underlying vision is of an ecological way of life through stark, exposed designs where materials play a fundamental part both in style and in philosophy.
Color, form and detailing are precise, essential and forward-looking. The style offered is modern and pure.
The craftsmanship of ROMBAUT transforms materials at a fundamental level, creating new material innovations out of stone, tree bark, natural rubber, etc. All the materials and fabrics are sustainably engineered – there are no animal-derived substances involved. Instead ROMBAUT develops plant-based materials and is determined to protect bio-diversity in our environment.
Mats Rombaut is based in Paris, though he is Belgian in origin. He has previously worked for the houses of Lanvin and Damir Doma.