A collaboration is the association of two brands on a common project, a product or even a capsule collection. It comes from a joint will to learn from each other and share universes. A collaboration is about values, codes, inspirations brought together to create a new, sparkling world, made from the best of both.
For a successful collaboration, finding matching universes that can complete each other is fundamental. When we invite brands or designers to share our universe, it is first about discovering a know-how, a creativity for us to explore, and offer ours in return. In the end, a collaboration is a way to learn from others and develop unique products.
Le Slip Français
With Le Slip Français, SAINT JAMES has been one of the first brands to collaborate with another one. Started in 2014, this collaboration gives us every year the opportunity to reinvent our most iconic designs and give our collections a twist, with made in France, stylish products.
Started for the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, our capsule collection with 1083 allows us to offer made in France jeans, and provide made in France jumpers to 1083. This collaboration bring support to the reindustrialisation of France for the textile industry by helping companies with values and commitment matching ours. We offer each season two products : one for men and one for women.
SAINT JAMES and Sami Nouri successfully managed to bring together two different styles. For Sami Nouri, this collaboration is a way to shine a new light on his talent. For us, it is the opportunity to help a younger designer once again, and offer original designs. Sami Nouri managed to bring together our DNA with his universe and background : the barbed wire, symbol of his childhood and departure for Europe, mixes with our traditional stripes, for a unique style.
This is the story of two French brands sharing values. SAINT JAMES, know for their sailor's jumpers made in France since 1889, and Claudie Pierlot, the designer dressing up Parisian women since 1984. The knitting experience of SAINT JAMES and the cheeky creativity from Claudie Pierlot give a collection built around twisted classics. The sailor's jumper adds a scarf, the striped dress unbuttons....
July 2020 : we receive the OLOW team in our Ateliers, with Simon Landrein, illustrator. This is the encounter of a quirky, artistic world and French craft and know-how. The artist exhibits his mural inspired by the collection in front of the knitters. A unique match for a unique collection !
"Hello, I'm Orelsan and I would like to work with you..." These are the first words Aurélien Cotentin said to Luc Lesénécal. "Orel... who ?" did he think. One thing leading to another, our president decides to meet the singer from Normandy. The 30-minutes meeting turned into a 3 hours talk. The story goes that after that, Luc Lesénécal had still no idea of who Aurélien Cotentin was, but wanted to work with him. He will only know about him a few weeks later, between Paris & New-York, whil reading GQ Magazine. The collaboration gave borth to an atypical collection, reinventing our iconic designs and adding an urban twist to our 130 year-old legacy.