Founded in Montreal in 2014, École de Pensée™ was born from the idea of creating a utilitarian men’s wardrobe that transcends time and trends. The brand's approach consists in offering collections that are coherent from season to season, evolving while maintaining a balance in the cuts, the materials and the craftsmanship. Always made with the greatest attention to details, all the pieces are crafted using fabrics that are meticulously selected from English, Italian and Japanese mills.
Using traditional tailoring and manufacturing techniques, École de Pensée™ develops conceptual seasonal collections crafted by highly specialized manufacturers. For instance, artisanal pieces are handmade in France, trousers in Italy, knitwear in Scotland and tailored canvassed pieces in Portugal.
Opting for a style that is both understated and singular, École de Pensée™ redesigns staples from the traditional men's wardrobe by restyling them and infusing them with its passion for alternative cultures. By playing with the volumes and the composition of the pieces, the brand opens the door to countless possibilities of layering. The way of wearing and interpreting the pieces is inspired by the very personal way of consuming art and culture. The founders’ deep interest in emerging cultural movements, spontaneous art forms and photography is in fact the central element around which the brand’s universe evolves.
École de Pensée™ is an independent label, but before all else, it is a collaboration between its designers. A collaboration that takes shape through a confrontation between their creative minds, influencing and challenging each other, that results in a common vision of fashion. In fact, it is their common vision, or in other words their own “école de pensée”, that led to the brand’s name.
Far from ostentation and tawdriness, École de Pensée™ rather falls within a sober approach according to which luxury must go hand in hand with humility, discretion and tastefulness.