Victor Glemaud is a knitwear God. His sweaters make you want to crawl into whomever’s arms are wearing one and spend the night in them…or spend forever. Although I have never met this man, I feel like I know him. I look at his collections and feel connected. I look at him and feel warmth. Maybe it’s the luxurious knits or maybe it’s that part of his heart and soul is left in each and every piece.
Born in Haiti and moved to New York at three, Glemaud has spent years in the biz working for the likes of Paco Rabanne and Tommy Hilfiger. Yet, he just launched his own self-named label in July 2006. He is known for his double cardigan, which is a cardigan sweater with a sweater vest underneath. But, surprise…its all one piece! He’s making it easy for ya, gents! He is also known for his bold color choices in his own fashion preferences and in his collections. His fall 2009 collection is vividly less colorful though, but not any less fashionable. He reminisces about the grunge years with many of his sweaters engaging in a distressed look with sporadic holes in them. Yet, aren’t the best looking men always a bit disheveled? His knits drape perfectly over a man’s body. Not too tight and not too loose. His cuts are flattering to a man’s physique, and are just as consistent for F/W as they are for S/S by using heavier fabrics in winter and simply cutting the sleeves off his cashmere pieces for summer. He makes simplicity sexy.
Glemaud’s sweaters can fit in anyone’s life. They are the perfect comfort piece in any closet, from the wealthy prep school kid or your regular suburban college guy to an art gallery owner, CEO or writer. He fits into everyone’s life, and everyone should try and fit Victor Glemaud in.
Victor Glemaud can be found at high end boutiques in major metropolitan areas across the country.
Written by: Heather Kilpatrick