THE HIATUS BRAND

is the slightly crazy challenge of two French designers, one female and one male! This brand, which was created in Nîmes in 2008, is the very first brand of men’s ready-to-wear clothes to be entirely dedicated to male skirts. High-end French local production and contemporary design are our specific strengths. We draw, cut and sew all designs which you will see on this website.

Jennifer is in charge of sketching the new designs and of cutting patterns and materials. Computer graphics, catalogues, the online shop, blogging, parcel preparation, management and FB also make up her daily business! Jean-Guy also sketches designs, makes patterns and applies a grading system to sizes. He is very skillful in sketching and tailoring designs! He is also one of the men shown in the online shop and you will undoubtedly notice his daily appearances in the social networks.

We turn to different photographers for the fashion shots depending on the spirit of the new collections and most models are friends of us who are professionals or not. We want to bring the maximum degree of realism into our work and make the choice of natural models with ‘lifelike’ body shapes.

> don't hesitate to call us on +33 (0) 6 67 76 65 63 if you would like any information.

THE AUTHORS
Jennifer Marano et Jean-Guy Béal sont co-auteurs de l'ensemble des collections et des modèles présents actuellement sur ce site web.

De 2008 à 2020 ils gèrent conjointement le stylisme, le modélisme, la gradation et la confection ainsi que la gestion commerciale de l'activité ; en faisant intervenir des photographes, mannequins, couturières, web designer et web communiquant sur des projets ponctuels.

En 2020, Jean-Guy laisse Hiatus pour s'adonner à temps plein à sa passion du yoga et son enseignement en créant une salle de pratique à Nîmes, puis avec sa compagne yogini à Usson en Forez.
Jennifer gère alors Hiatus parallèlement à l'acquisition de nouveaux savoirs faires dans l'ébénisterie.

En 2024, c'est Jean-Guy qui relance l'activité des jupes pour hommes depuis l'Auvergne où il est maintenant installé.
Jennifer, riche de nombreuses années d'expériences reste consultante pour la marque.

THE WORKSHOP

L'atelier, maintenant basé en Auvergne à Usson en Forez, est intégré à l'Espace Chandy (www.espace-chandy.com) dédié à l'exploration de la conscience par le yoga et les voies chamaniques.

Jean-Guy y gère les marques Hiatus et DAW.

Il réalise personnellement la confection à l'unité de tous les modèles commandés sur le site web.

Vous pouvez venir visiter l'atelier en contactant Jean-Guy par mail (hiatus@live.fr) ou téléphone +33(0)667766563

THE KILTS AND MALESKIRTS FABRICS

We favour textiles made of natural fibres that are woven in Europe. We have been working with the same suppliers for a very long time. The strength, the pleasant handle and an easy care are the characteristics of our fabrics. We have selected 100% cotton gabardines that are woven in Germany and England. Linen is woven in Lithuania which is renowned for its age-old tradition of weaving this natural fibre. Wool used for suits comes from old wool linens dating as far back as the 50s or of wool linens woven in Italy that are made of 100% pure wool.

MOTTO

We believe in evolution, change and renewal.
We believe in positivity, smiles and exchange.
We believe in sustainable development, local manufacturing and the exchange of good practices.
Our clothes are intended to be worn and live for several years.
Our priority is to enrich the male wardrobe aptly with cuts designed for everyday life and easiness of movement adapted to walking and men’s lifestyle.

THE COMMUNITY

Far more than a mere fashion brand, Hiatus is first and foremost a small human-sized business. It is essential for us to respect each person’s own rhythm and capabilities and you can see it in our products! We work together with craftsmen, artists and customers with whom we are now befriended to improve our designs, to refine our perception and capture the spirit of the times.

The support that you express on social networks and during your visits is extremely important to us and encourages us to carry on working every morning! Please like our profiles on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!

THE AWARDS

Because we have been hanging on to our vision for 16 years, we have received:
- The «Prix HEJ» for promoting the male skirt in everyday life
- The «prix Surprends Ma rue» for our Un-Bin Collection made in recycled tarpaulins
We were ranked among the top-10 Occitania’s designers by The Midi Libre newspaper.

photographies : Patricia Hamel @patricia_hamel_

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