François-Régis Laporte was born in France in 1979 .He was raised in an entrepreneurs' industrial environment closely linked with the sector of graphic arts. Surrounded by books and press of all kind, he has developed since his youngest age multiple artistic passions for theater plays, paintings, interior & garden design, fashion…He makes his first steps as assistant of Jean-Claude Chiroutte within the Group 22V which at that time managed the press relations of houses John Rocha, Karl Lagerfeld, Olivier Strelli, Bill Tornade... Meanwhile, his candidacy is retained by the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne which accepts him directly in the second year of training.During his final year as a student, he becomes the first assistant of Elena Nazaroff, ex-artistic director of house Jacques Fath, from whom he retains before anything else one of her favourite quotations :"There is always a solution!" After graduating in 2000, he becomes the assistant of Delphine Murat, young fashion designer celebrated today for her leggings and minisocks.He then joins the team of the showroom BMCS which manages the press relations and the distribution of Nicolas Le Cauchois, Lee Young Hee, Muji, Pantone Universe, China Collection...In january 2003, Bjorn and Teis Bruun, co-founders of the scandinavian brand Bruuns Bazaar, offer to him to open their Parisian showroom. He manages the communication and the sales during 3 seasons and makes the third best turn over of the whole group. In 2004, he meets Alain Gossuin with whom he creates the Gossuin clothing line for men, fully made in France and distributed in only 6 years in more than 20 countries in 90 creators’ multi-brand stores.On June 9th, 2011 he takes the artistic direction of F.
BRAND DESCRIPTION Founded in 2011 by François-Régis Laporte, Maison F is the first and only luxury Parisian Tie Designer house inspired by trends initiated in the 17th century by Louis XIV.French weavers and finishers assure the excellence of its collections all of which are handmade in its Parisian atelier. Maison F has founded its name on original and unique shapes from iconic short ties (to be tied individually or twotogether at the same time) to bowties with unique shapes from cubes to moons, to mermaids to cat's heads and even more erotic forms.François-Régis Laporte has revisited and modernised traditional neckwear with a unique, creative and functional eye keeping the greatest respect forfrench artisanal "savoir-faire". Today the press likens him to a "modern day Christofle Charvet" and state "if today, a new generation of people wears ties, it is thanks to people like him".Key figures from the fashion world such as Michael Bastian, Bonpoint, Paul & Joe and numerous movie directors have all reached out to Maison F for co-branding and red-carpet events.
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION Maison F accessories offer a truly unique product range of neckwear all skillfully hand-made by fifty seamstresses in its Parisian workshop. Catering to both the traditional and avant-garde male and female fashion enthusiastits accessories include classic, Croatian, slim and short ties; ready-tied and magnetized bow ties; ascots; pocket squares; scarves; flowers and button holes. They are available custom-made in limitless combinations from a unique range of fifty innovative shapes and styles and in no less than 300 fabrics including silk twill, jacquard from Lyon,printed cotton and cashmere to name but a few. The possibilities are endless. After six collections, more than 140 retailers worldwide including, L'Eclaireur, Isetan, Baycrews, Michel Brisson, Saks Fifth Avenue Dubaï(…), Maison F inaugurated its first Parisian boutique in October 2014 located in the prestigious "Carré Rive Gauche" at 42, rue de Verneuil. Come and discover a one of a kind "tie-bar" conceptfrom this Parisian tie-designer and its latest collection, a stunning collection based on the magical animal and natural world.