For Mats Rombaut, Creative Director of Rombaut, the opening of his first store is a natural result of the company’s growth over the past decade since its launch in 2013. Mats explains “Rombaut has quite a large digital presence, but this felt like the next step, a space where our followers can experience the Rombaut universe – something physical and real but still digitally enhanced. A space where we can work, while exhibiting art, hosting events – where we can have our followers discover the brand in person.”
The store represents a new physical approach that compliments it’s digitally immersive e-shop and social media platforms. The store will present a full offering of unisex vegan footwear, accessories, and a capsule clothing collection made from recycled polyester. Visitors can now try on and learn more about Rombaut’s innovative vegan materials in person.
Mats says “The design is something like a space vessel – part of our mission to another & better world.”
Futuristic sculptures recalling science fiction depictions of humanized furniture and organic figures/organisms by Julie Villard & Simon Brossard are laid out throughout the space. The store will also function as a gallery, exhibiting young artists every five to six months to coincide with new collections.
Visit the Space:
6 Rue de la Corderie
And make sure to check out our interview with Mats in our FW20/21 Issue of Fucking Young! available