In the mood of Melinda Gloss's Mathieu de Menonville and Remi de la Quintaine: “Elegance is embodied by a man who is curious and approaches life in style”

MELINDA GLOSS creative directors Mathieu de Menonville and Remi de la Quintaine

On the occasion of Paris menswear fashion week (June 25-29), Relaxnews caught up with Melinda Gloss creative directors Mathieu de Menonville and Remi de la Quintaine whose Spring-Summer 2015 collection will be unveiled on June 27 at 1:00 PM. The designers offered insights into the inspirations behind their latest designs.

Relaxnews: Is there a famous person, historical or contemporary, who could represent this new collection?
Mathieu de Menonville & Remi de la Quintaine :
Ernest Hemingway

R: If you had to sum up your collection in just one key piece, which would you choose? Can you describe it? How would you accessorize the collection?
MM & RQ:
An oversized lambskin leather (plush textured) overcoat with set-in sleeves on the front and raglan sleeves on the back. To be worn with a sand-colored overnight bag in calfskin.

R: What was the source of inspiration for this collection?
MM & RQ:
Traveling, African patterns mixed with sandy colors, warm tones and a taste of adventure.

R: Can you name a movie or some music that could be associated with this collection?
MM & RQ:
Nat King Cole 's "Aquellos Ojos Verdes"

R: What idea or which person best defines contemporary elegance?
MM & RQ:
The Parisian man who reads at the Café de Flore, who travels; a man who is curious and approaches life with style, independence and a casual touch.

R: What made you decide to become a fashion designer?

MM & RQ: Wanting to express our love for beautiful things and make sure fashion carries on existing within that French art de vivre we love.