Our purpose: make you stand out with our colourful and original luxury scarves and squares
Our purpose: make you stand out
Colours. They have always played an important role in my life. A family legend tells that I learnt colours at a very young age thanks to M&Ms candies.
During my childhood and teenage years, I was lucky enough to visit a lot of museums and exhibitions which further enhanced my passion for colours and art. Around 15 years old, this is something that I started expressing in the way I dressed. From wearing bright colours, to pairing all the details in my outfits such as laces and cufflinks, I became my own ephemeral canvas.
“Luxury is in each detail” Givenchy
Later on, as I started entering the corporate world, two accessories became increasingly important in my style: scarves and pocket squares. While in industries like banking and consulting I felt that the dress code remained very classic, leaving little space for personal expression, I tended to feel always overdressed in technology companies and start-ups that tend to ban dressing up.
pocket squares to break the “uniform” aspect of my traditional navy suits while pairing my jackets with a silk scarf allowed me to look stylish and sophisticated rather than uptight in more informal work environments.
Between 2015 and 2018 I had the chance to work abroad in Europe and South East Asia. There, I was exposed to many new cultural artefacts which I felt would make really good inspirations for fashion accessories. Having never designed any pieces and my background being in economics and business administration, this seemed to be a dream out of my reach…
In late 2018, my life radically changed when a health issue forced me to quit my job and come back to live with my parents. Having left home at 16 years old and having always been a top achiever this was absolutely devastating to me.
Unable to stay inactive while recovering, I started learning photography and digital design tools while launching an Instagram account, @thefrenchdandyofficial, where I started posting pictures of my daily outfits. There, I had the chance to interact and be inspired by fashion lovers from around the world which ultimately pushed me to create my own fashion designs.
This is the story of The French Dandy, a collection of colourful and original luxury squares and scarves. They are designed for you, the elegant modern men and women who love dressing up in a classy way but with a touch of originality.
Our creations can be styled by both men and women
Inspired by the culture of Malaysia’s Chinese community, our Peranakan squares are a good example of how we like to mix cultural influences and colorful designs