After completing his studies at Saint Martin’s School in London in 1996, Sébastien Rodriguez (born 1971) became an assistant to Bernard Sens at Balmain Men before launching his own label ” Sébastien D. Rodriguez ” in 1998. ” Fashion is a consumable product which must make the customer feel good, ” declares Rodriguez, who insists on spare, sophisticated designs for both men and women. From his workshop emerge reversible motorcycle jackets in white leather and khaki suede, 13-ply cashmere sweaters, knit ensembles that are half sweatclothes and half tuxedo, etc.

Through Andam, Sébastien Rodriguez has received a fellowship from the LVMH group to complete his ” men’s and women’s wardrobe ” collection for spring-summer 2003.