The desire for change pushed Hugues Fauchard and Rémi Bat to start Uniforme in 2017. The idea was to rethink the garment creation keeping more attention to the process with a more human, handcrafted, and slow-paced approach. Sustainability was the main focus, whilst paying attention to each manufacturing step and creating a synergic dialogue with its factories, using only natural and renewable fibers and limiting the use of plastic. The result is durable and comfortable clothes inspired by uniforms with a sense of elegance and balance between technical codes and noble fabrics.
Your morning motivation?
Hugues Fauchard: Designing fashion while being in tune with the conscious lifestyle we try to have.
Rémi Bat: The daily challenges to overcome as designers and business leaders.
Your remedy for a creative block?
HF: Watching any documentary on French/German channel, Arte.
RB: Going for a walk or cooking.
Your first destination if you could travel tomorrow?
To our heaven on earth, Switzerland.
Your way of knowing when a collection is finished?
It’s a never-ending story for us and this is what makes our job so thrilling.
Your rapport with the past, with nostalgia?
It’s both a happy place full of fond memories and an amazing source of inspiration.
Your rapport with the future?
Challenged but committed to make a difference at the same time.
Your approach to taking time for yourself?
HF: Some quality time with our cat by the fireplace.
RB: Binge-watching series.
Your approach to social media?
A great tool to connect people together and make their voices heard.
Your prediction for some aspect of the industry?
It’s time to slow down.
Your prediction for some aspect of the world?
It might not be too late yet… We all need to genuinely care for it sooner than later.
Your happy place?
In our place, together, in the countryside. (Both)
Your favourite scent for feeling inspired or uplifted?
HF: The smell of fresh-cut grass (Hugues Fauchard)
RB: The smell of tomatoes freshly cut from their stems.
Your outfit or pieces for feeling most self-assured?
HF: My second-hand Mackintosh coat.
RB: My personal uniform, an oversized grey wool knit and khaki cotton trousers.
Your book to reread over and over again?
The Harry Potter books over and over.
Your words of wisdom?
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
Your expectations of yourself?
To embody, more than ever, this new guard of international conscious labels/designers who focus on artisanal and locally-made luxury.
Your personal mantra?
Make it last or don’t even bother.