Who We Are
Groupe is a collective of emerging designers and industry experts using shared resources to revolutionize how fashion brands are built. Uniting design, production, distribution, retail, and marketing, Groupe offers the next generation of fashion greats the critical infrastructure they need to find their footing—and their following—in an industry notoriously indifferent to independent talent. Online and at our Bowery boutique in downtown Manhattan, we connect our brands with a community of loyal patrons eager for direct access to tomorrow’s leading labels and the designers behind them.
We know the practical realities of building brands from the ground up because we’ve been there. Groupe traces its roots to a small shop on Soho’s Elizabeth Street, where, in 1998, we launched Seize Sur Vingt to unite the traditional art of custom tailoring with progressive silhouettes inspired by our city. Over the years, Seize Sur Vingt has evolved into a sought-after source of suiting, shirting, and essentials for the urban professional. In response to the rise of algorithmic design and fast fashion, we founded Groupe in 2016 to help a new wave of designers cultivate the type of intimate relationships for which Seize Sur Vingt is known.
Looking to the worlds of fine art and music for inspiration, Groupe operates like a gallery or record label by promoting the creative output of a rotating roster of artists, giving the freshest minds in design a platform to define what’s in store for tomorrow’s style.
Other featured brands within Groupe include:
How We’re Supporting Our Transgender and Non-Binary Customers
Ours is a business of people first and foremost; we believe every person deserves to feel accepted, comfortable, and confident. Your clothing is your plumage of choice, your decision every morning and night, by far the most direct and immediate presentation to the world of who you are and how you want to be understood. That is exactly why we personally collaborate with each client and engage in a deep dialogue, designing their wardrobe to precisely embody their voice and their vision. We know that by doing so, every person has the opportunity to feel secure and contented in their identity.
We hope that with the help of Transfriendly, transgender and non-binary individuals know that Groupe is an all-accepting environment for everyone. We hope to become a positive and affirming part of your lives.