COMPAGNIE DES MONTAGNES ET DES FORÊTS

1975 - MAZAMET

Collaboration with Pierre-Alain Galtier (one of François Girbaud's childhood friends), a leather specialist, who provides cutting-edge research for the treatment of leather. For 10 years, they create elaborate products for special customers.

COMPAGNIE DES MONTAGNES ET DES FORETS, FW 1983-1984

MARITHÉ & FRANÇOIS GIRBAUD CUIR, 1986

by Fabrizio Ferri

CLOSED

1976 - RIMINI

When Italians sell large quantities of an item, they say they are going to "close" the market. It’s also a way of creating free advertising, as the word is already everywhere. Brands at the time had never even thought of this idea.

 

Identifying jeans by their fly is a real novelty (Fly label). A brand created by Marithé and François Girbaud, then protected by their Italian partner who sells it to their German distributor in 1991. The end of a 15-year collaboration.    

"Destroyed Jean" CLOSED, 1987

by Fabrizio Ferri

"Hyperboréa" CLOSED, FW 1984-1985

by Fabrizio Ferri

"Romance Deglinged Pant"CLOSED, 1986

by Fabrizio Ferri

MAILLAPARTY

1979 - MAZAMET

Knitwear made in France, the "knitwear of stars" produced industrially in Mazamet, the world center of fellmongery, soon to be transformed into a giant knitwear research centre!

 

The pieces produced would be the beginning of all these experiments. The designer duo push the limits of jacquard techniques and go mad with raised patterns and new colours.

MAILLAPARTY, FW 1987-1988

by Gilles Tapie

MAILLAPARTY,FW 1988-1989

by Gilles Tapie

MÉTAMORPHOJEAN

1989 - RIMINI

Key moments in the history of jeans. The rejection of acid-washed denim and a return to shape, with jeans sculpted in denim. The beginnings of engineered jeans. Seams are moved and go on to create "twisted legs".

 

Radical work on anatomy. Academic attitudes, pockets sculpted into the denim, displaced hand positions, morphological seaming, multi-faceted mutations. A whole graphic, visual universe is born. Stretch is given a jeans look. Styles like "Petit Cheval", "Encentaura", "Artiminotaure", "Love X", "Penduleum", "Coq du village", "Sirène, "Maryhips"…

MÉTAMORPHOJEAN, 1993

by Jean-Louis Grégoire

"Mytholojean", 1989

by William Laxton

MÉTAMORPHOJEAN, 1993

by Jean-Louis Grégoire

S.P.Q.R.CITY

1990

A name inspired by the inscriptions on the pediment of Roman monuments: "Senatus Populusque Romanus" (the Senate and People of Rome). 

 

A contraction of two trends, creating a new proposition to reply to the need for sportswear in the city. Governed by the basic principles of the work of Marithé and François Girbaud: Fit - Form - Function.

"X=MFG", 1991

by Michel Nafziger

"X=MFG", 1991

by Michel Nafziger

S.P.Q.R.CITY, 1991

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